|For immediate release|
The Federal Reserve Board today announced an increase in the amount of revenue that a section 20 subsidiary may derive from underwriting and dealing in securities from 10 percent to 25 percent of its total revenue.
The increase is effective March 6, 1997. Section 20 subsidiaries will therefore be allowed to employ the 25 percent limit for the first quarter 1997.
The revenue limit is designed to ensure that a section 20 subsidiary will not be engaged principally in underwriting and dealing in securities in violation of section 20 of the Glass-Steagall Act.
Based on its experience supervising these subsidiaries and developments in the securities markets since the revenue limitation was adopted in 1987, the Board concluded that a company earning 25 percent or less of its revenue from underwriting and dealing would not be engaged principally in that activity for purposes of section 20.
The Board's notice is attached.
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1996 Banking and consumer regulatory policy