Proposed regulatory changes could make it easier for investment banks to make limited partner contributions to venture capital funds.

The US government is looking to change the regulatory landscape for venture capital for investment banks and foreign investors.

Investment banks could face more relaxed restrictions on investing in venture capital funds from the Federal Reserve and other watchdogs under proposals expected to be announced by the end of the month.

Banks have increasingly invested directly in startups through their corporate venturing units but their limited partner commitments have been hampered by the Volcker Rule set up after the 2008…

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James Mawson

James Mawson is founder and chief executive of Global Venturing.