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News Release 2012-5 | January 18, 2012

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Testifies on Volcker Rule

WASHINGTON — Acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh testified today before a joint hearing of two House Financial Services subcommittees on Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule.

The Volcker Rule requires regulators to implement certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund. The comment period for the proposed rule closes February 13, 2012.

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