Back to Banking: Moving Past the Volcker Rule

November 29, 2016 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

The era of "too big to fail" banks is far from over. Eight years after the financial crisis, banks are bigger and more complex. One critical effort to reduce banks' risks post-crisis, was the adoption of the Volcker Rule, which prohibits banks from proprietary trading and owning significant interests in funds. But many policymakers and members of the public want more to be done, with some even calling for banks to be broken up. Please join us as we hear from Tyler Gellasch '03, who was primary author of the Volcker Rule and a former senior aide in the Senate and SEC. Ty will discuss various ways to regulate large banks and share insights on what's working and what isn't. Ty currently is the Executive Director of the Healthy Markets Association. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at