The Securities and Exchange Commission asked Chief Financial Officer Douglas Braunstein to provide information about the bank's so-called principal transactions revenue and proprietary trading, according to letters between the agency and the company from June 15 of last year through Feb. 17 that were made public yesterday. Proprietary trading, in which banks make bets with their own money, would be restricted under a Dodd- Frank Act provision known as the Volcker rule.

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