A decade of waning interest in small business investment companies is quickly reversing course among banks big and small.

One reason is that SBICs - essentially pooled investment funds that can get matching money from the Small Business Administration - are exempt from the restrictions on equity investments imposed by the Volcker Rule, as well as the Bank Holding Company Act.

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