Dear Sirs and Madam:
Occupy the SEC1 submits this comment letter in response to the above-mentioned regulatory
agencies’ (“Agencies”) notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPR”, “Proposed Rule”)2
implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act (“the Act”).3
Occupy the SEC is a group of concerned citizens, activists, and financial professionals with
decades of collective experience working at many of the largest financial firms in the industry.
Together, we make up a vast array of specialists, including traders, quantitative analysts,
compliance officers, and technology and risk analysts. Like much of the 99%, we have bank
deposits and retirement accounts that are in need of protection through vigorous enforcement of
the Volcker Rule. Our experiences working inside the financial industry have informed our
answers to the questions proposed, making us well-suited to understand and anticipate how the
proposed implementation, should it stand, will affect us and the rest of the general public.