The federal banking agencies issued the long awaited Volcker Rule, which restricts a “banking entity” from engaging in proprietary trading and having connections with hedge funds, private equity funds, and certain other private funds. The rule permits hedging activities as long as the activity is designed to mitigate risks, and excludes from the definition of covered funds the securitization of loans and other credits.
This is the perfect starting point for junior commercial loan officers, new relationship managers, credit analysts, loan support officers, loan officer trainees, branch managers, financial services officers and any other bankers who want to be sure they have a strong base on which to build their financial analysis skills.
Financial institutions’ uncertainty about new rules and regulations continues, as the financial market crisis ebbs and the Dodd-Frank Act is implemented. Top industry experts will share their views of the challenges, opportunities and risks facing financial institutions in 2014, including: