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The Trump Administration, Wall Street, and the Next Recession
June 24, 2019 – 5:26 pm

This report discusses how the long-term trend to Wall Street-led growth has been harming the public, and some of the ways the Trump Administration is contributing to it. In particular, the report discusses how today’s deregulation of Wall Street will make the next recession worse and increase the likelihood of repeating the bailouts we saw in response to the 2008 crisis.

Fact Sheet: Wall Street Private Equity Landlords Snapping Up Apartment Buildings
May 1, 2019 – 10:18 am

Private equity owns over a million U.S. apartment units. Tenants pay a price when corporate landlords buy their buildings. In some cases, private equity buyers have pushed out lower-income tenants – through rent hikes, eviction threats, and more – to flip buildings into high-rent properties to sell for big profits.

Fact Sheet: Continuing Threat of Private Equity Investment in Single Family Rentals
April 16, 2019 – 1:39 pm
Fact Sheet: Continuing Threat of Private Equity Investment in Single Family Rentals

Wall Street private equity funds are continuing to snap up homes to pad their expanding portfolio of rental properties. Institutional investors own nearly a quarter million single-family rental homes. Wall Street landlords often hike rents, avoid repairs, gouge tenants with fees, and are more likely to evict tenants.

News Release: Fall 2018 Congressional Voting Record on Where They Stand on Financial Reform
September 14, 2018 – 6:00 am

Ten years after the financial crisis, a majority of members of Congress have voted again and again for bills pushed by the bank lobby that are dangerous for our financial stability, undermine consumer and investor protections, and enable racial discrimination in lending. The report, entitled “Where They Stand on Financial Reform,” lays out how each lawmaker voted.

AFR Policy Brief: The Toys R’ Us Bankruptcy And Private Equity Predation
May 10, 2018 – 3:54 pm

AFR released the policy brief linked below concerning the role of private equity in the Toys R’ Us bankruptcy and the importance of taking action to limit private equity predation on the businesses they own.
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AFR Backgrounder: Randy Quarles Testimony and Big Bank Regulation
April 18, 2018 – 6:39 pm

AFR released the document below to provide context on the Congressional testimony of Federal Reserve vice-chair for supervision Randy Quarles, and highlight several areas which we believe Congress should question him about.
AFR Backgrounder on Quarles …

AFR Report: Private Equity and the For-Profit College Industry
March 29, 2018 – 5:23 pm

A new report from Americans for Financial Reform and the Private Equity Stakeholder Project documents how the private equity industry has driven the growth — and abuses — of the for-profit higher education industry.

TOWS Brief: Wall Street Makes Bank on Trump
January 31, 2018 – 9:41 am

On the first anniversary of the Trump administration, the Take on Wall Street coalition catalogs the ways that Wall Street made bank on Trump in 2017.