Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS-Key US senator gains clout on Wall Street bill

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansas moderate Democrat, is buoyed by winning nomination to a third term in the Senate but not sure of victory for her hot-button Wall Street reform — forcing big banks to spin off their swaps desks.

PREVIEW-Final act begins in U.S. Congress on Wall St reform

By Reuters Staff
June 7, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – Negotiators from the U.S. Senate and House will begin meeting this week to craft a final Wall Street reform bill, with banks facing changes that threaten their profits, if not their business models.

FACTBOX-Winners and losers in the U.S. Senate’s financial bill

By Reuters Staff
May 21, 2010

May 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would overhaul the country’s financial system and usher in new rules for Wall Street.

US watchdogs may still get ‘Volcker rule’-consultant

April 13, 2010

    FRANKFURT, April 12 (Reuters) – U.S. banking supervisors could get indirect powers to ban proprietary trading by banks even if the “Volcker rule” is not in the financial reform bill, a banking consultant with close contact to decision-makers said. (more…)

COLUMN-Volcker Rule unexpectedly revived by Dodd bill: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
March 16, 2010

– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

UK must erase taxpayer subsidy for banks – minister

By Reuters Staff
March 8, 2010

By Matt Falloon

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Britain wants to remove the implicit taxpayer subsidy to banks but must not be left alone in clamping down on the financial sector, financial services minister Paul Myners said on Monday.

Obama reasserts Volcker rule, U.S. Senate bill seen

By Reuters Staff
March 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The Obama administration reasserted its commitment to banning proprietary trading by banks with draft legislative language on Wednesday, despite signs that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to adopt such a rule.

Obama lays out “Volcker rule” specifics for Congress

By Reuters Staff
March 3, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski and Rachelle Younglai

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – U.S. banks would be banned from proprietary trading and other large financial firms would face quantitative limits on such activity, according to draft language on the so-called “Volcker rule” from the Obama administration.

W.House recommits to ‘Volcker rule’ bank trade ban

February 24, 2010

   By Kevin Drawbaugh
   WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday it is still committed to the “Volcker rule” to ban risky trading by banks, although Congress looks increasingly unlikely to adopt the rule as proposed. (more…)