AIG (NYSE:AIG), General Electric's (NYSE:GE) GE Capital, and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) we all notified Monday that they had been designated as "systemically important financial institutions," with tougher rules on the way. Does this kill any opportunities for investors?

In the following video, Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses the designation, what's next in the process, and what it means for these companies and their investors right now.

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