Goldman Sachs has been on a shopping spree with its own money, snapping up apartments in Spain, a mall in Utah and a European ink company, all of which the bank hopes eventually to sell for a profit.
As 2014 wound down, the banking industry received a couple of gifts from regulators.
Goldman Sachs has $7bn invested in private equity that it might have to sell at a loss. For Morgan Stanley, it’s $2.5bn.
Royal Bank of Canada is considering investing as much as $1bn in a hedge fund spun off from its U.S. proprietary-trading business, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Royal Bank of Canada has said it’s still considering alternatives for its U.S. proprietary-trading business as its seeks to comply with Volcker Rule restrictions.
FBN's Charlie Gasparino on problems concerning the Volcker Rule.
The largest banks in the European Union would face a 'narrowly' defined ban on proprietary trading from 2018 under draft plans by Michel Barnier, the EU’s financial services chief.
Bank regulators said Friday that they would consider exempting certain complex securities from the so-called Volcker Rule after community banks sued the agencies, warning of massive losses.
The American Bankers Association said it will file a lawsuit challenging the Volcker Rule unless regulators agree to suspend portions that restrict certain collateralized debt obligations of trust-preferred securities, American Banker reported Monday.
Citigroup has sold its Metalmark Capital private-equity unit to comply with the Volcker Rule.