02.10.2013 - Fed said to review commodities at Goldman, Morgan Stanley
The Federal Reserve has expanded its scrutiny of banksí physical commodities operations to encompass businesses run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) that Congress had previously authorized. The Fed is examining all legal and regulatory exemptions that allow banks to participate in the commodities markets, said a person briefed on the process who asked not to be named because the review is confidential. The appraisal, intended to minimize potential risks to the financial system, widened since the Fed said in July that itís reconsidering its landmark 2003 decision to grant some lenders, such as Citigroup Inc. (C) and JPMorgan Chase & Co., permission to expand into raw materials...............................................Full Article: Source
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