Non-bank commodity traders seen as benefiting from Volcker rule

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The Volcker rule will shake up the commodities trading landscape by hastening the departure of banks and creating greater opportunities for non-bank firms, including oil majors and commodity trading houses, to provide risk management services for end-users, say market participants.

"The traditional role of the banks is now moving to different players," says Javier Loya, chairman and chief executive of OTC Global Holdings, a Houston- and New York-based energy derivatives brokerage.

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