George M. Bollenbacher
George Bollenbacher is a consultant specializing in project management in the regulatory reform space. He spent 20 years as a fixed income trader, 10 years in technology with IBM and Unisys, and the last 15 in project management. He has written books on government securities and banking and has had articles on the Dodd-Frank Act appear in American Banker, TABB Group's Tabb Forum, and MarketsReformWiki.
Bollenbacher spent 18 years on Wall Street, as a fixed income trader, salesman and manager at several firms including Chase Manhattan, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Paine Webber, and Oppenheimer & Co. In 1997 he opened a private consulting practice, George M. Bollenbacher & Co., specializing in business analysis and regulatory consulting. Past clients include TIAA-CREF, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers.
Bollenbacher earned a BA in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1966. He also attended the graduate study program at London School of Economics from 1966-1967.
Bollenbacher has written two books, The Professional's Guide to the U.S. Government Securities Markets: Treasuries, Agencies, Mortgage-Backed Instruments, and The New Business of Banking, first and second edition. He has also written several featured commentaries for MarketsReformWiki, including:
George Bollenbacher of Kinetix Trading Solutions & Kim Olson of Deloitte & Touche Discuss the Volcker Rule
Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the so-called "Volcker Rule,” would prohibit banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading of and limit the ownership or sponsorship of hedge funds and other private funds, subject to certain narrow exceptions. The statutory effective date is July 21, 2012, followed by a two-year conformance period. There has been much discussion recently on the potential impact of the Volcker Rule and the timing of the statutory effective date. George Bollenbacher of Kinetix Trading Solutions and Deloitte & Touche’s Kim Olson discussed the regulatory response to the 17,000 Volcker Rule comment letters, the key challenges associated with the Volcker Rule, and how banks are preparing for the rule’s implementation. Published April 12, 2012.
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