Monday, 4 May 2015
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Mar 15 2010 | 12:48pm ET
The head of the U.S. Senate’s Banking Committee will unveil a new comprehensive financial regulation reform bill today, one that does not include the controversial Volcker Rule.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) will offer his latest proposal weeks after abandoning efforts to reach an accord on financial reform with Republicans. Despite its exclusion of the Volcker proposals, which would bar banks from owning, investing in or sponsoring hedge funds or private equity funds, as well as from proprietary trading, the bill remains controversial and is likely to face a Republican filibuster.
While the bill does not include the hedge fund limits championed by President Barack Obama and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, it would force large hedge funds to register with federal regulators. It would also empower the Fed to force banks and other institutions to cut risk or bar certain trades and investments, which could eventually lead to restrictions similar to those proposed by Volcker.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…