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Volume 2014 - Number 2

January 17, 2014

Analysis: Volker Rule to Have Limited Impact on Most Securitizations; Re-REMICs Could Be Negatively Affected

The long-anticipated final implementation of the so-called Volcker rule this spring will have a limited impact on securitized products, according to a recent report by Barclays. A requirement of the Dodd-Frank Act to prohibit banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and making investments with private-equity funds and hedge funds, the Volcker rule was finalized by five federal regulators last month and becomes effective April 1, 2014. Banks should expect...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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