News Release 2011-155 | December 23, 2011

Agencies Extend Comment Period on Volcker Rule Proposal

Joint Release

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Securities and Exchange Commission

Four federal agencies on Friday extended until February 13, 2012, the comment period on a proposal to implement the so-called Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. 

The Dodd-Frank Act requires regulators to implement certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund.  The comment period was extended as part of a coordinated interagency effort to allow interested persons more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments.  Originally, comments were due by January 13, 2012.

The proposal was issued by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Media Contacts:

Federal ReserveBarbara Hagenbaugh(202) 452-2955
FDICDavid Barr(202) 898-6992
OCCRobert Garsson(202) 874-5770
SECJohn Nester(202) 551-4120

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