“Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is lobbying regulators to exempt investment vehicles known as credit funds from the “Volcker rule” in a bid to preserve the firm’s lucrative merchant-banking unit.
But if Goldman fails, it has a backup plan.
Some executives at the New York company believe they have found a way to extricate the credit funds from proposed limits on how much can be invested in hedge funds and private-equity funds, according to people briefed on the efforts.”
“It’s the biggest trench warfare that’s happened in this town maybe ever,” says Dennis Kelleher, president of Better Markets, a nonprofit group funded by an Atlanta investor. It seeks to represent the public’s voice in Dodd-Frank’s implementation and has met with regulators.”
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