inShare WASHINGTON — The regulators charged with implementing the Volcker Rule have posed a whopping 1,300 questions to the public, but on Wednesday, they fielded one query they seemingly hadn't considered.Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., described a scenario in which a foreign firm with no U.S. operations sells a security, as a part of a proprietary trading strategy, to an American firm.

"Does that fall under the purview of U.S. regulators? Is that subject to the Volcker Rule?" Grimm asked during a House hearing.

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