Fed seeks to boost market making with Volcker rule overhaul

The US Federal Reserve Board has put forward a sweeping set of proposals to soften restrictions on proprietary trading under the Volcker rule, in a move that could free up banks to pursue more transactions related to underwriting and market making.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 31 May 2018

The Volcker rule, enacted in 2013, is part of the Dodd-Frank Act that was passed in 2010 with a view to reducing risks in the US banking sector following the global financial crisis.

Wall Street has long been critical of this section of US banking regulation, which restricted ...

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