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|On December 10, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released its final rules to implement Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the so-called "Volcker Rule," which will prohibit banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading of derivatives and limit the ownership or sponsorship of hedge funds and other private funds to three percent of Tier 1 capital.
The document details which entities will be subject to the prohibitions, and explains the types of financial transactions that will be exempt from the bans. The Dodd-Frank Act mandated that the rule become effective on July 21, 2012, followed by a two-year compliance transition. However, a delay in the release of the rule has pushed the effective date to April 1, 2014 and banking entities will have until July 21, 2015 to come into compliance - three years after the date mandated by Dodd-Frank. Banks with $50 billion or more in trading assets will be required to report certain metrics to regulators beginning in July 2014. more>
Final Rule Released:
December 10, 2013
April 1, 2014
July 21, 2015