Thursday, December 13, 2012


Trading Losses: A Little Perspective on a Large Problem

By James R. Barth, Senior Finance Fellow, Milken Institute; and Donald McCarthy, Consultant, Econ One Research

The Volker Rule prevents banks from engaging in proprietary trading. However, one fact cannot be ignored: the majority of large trading losses of the past 20 years occurred at non-banks who will be untouched by the Volker Rule. The more regulators limit banking activities, the more they may create incentives for these same activities to move to nonbanking firms. The authors explore the potential for perverse results from the Volker Rule.

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From the December 2012 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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