“Leverage Cap Leaves Big Banks With Unpalatable Choices”, Law360

[Leverage rule] does not mean they(banks) will have to cut back on lending, said Mayra Rodriguez Valladares, the managing principal of consulting firm MRV Associates.  Instead, they can look to sell off risky assets or hold off on dividend payments to shareholders before turning to lending levels when determining how to comply with the rule. “Top U.S. banks can meet this ratio,” Rodriguez Valladares said.

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