Small and midsized banks worried that
collateralized debt obligations backed by trust-preferred
securities were banned by the new rules. Even though the Volcker
rule does not take effect until 2015, some banks said accounting
rules meant they would face losses sooner.
Regulators on Thursday sought to clarify that banks can use the
full compliance period to determine which holdings are allowed
under the rules.
(Reporting by Emily Stephenson)
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