U.S. banking regulators on Wednesday partially retreated from a much-criticized proposal to impose new rules on private equity investment in troubled banks, aiming to encourage responsible investment in distressed banks.
The regulators lowered capital requirements and dropped or modified measures that could have required investors to kick in more capital after their initial investment. The rules will be further reviewed in six months.
In an interview with Reuters Television, Ross said the capital requirements should be lowered even further.
Under the current proposal, Ross said he still would be “in the game” and look at banks that have good local deposits. He said many of his potential targets are in Sunbelt States such as Florida, Arizona, Texas and Nevada.