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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.
The …

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.

AFR Fact Sheet: Wall Street and the Tax Bill
December 22, 2017 – 10:16 am

The briefing paper linked below uses Penn-Wharton and IRS data to show how the financial sector is a big winner from the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with almost $250 billion in …

AFR Report: 2017 Big Bank Stress Tests Less Stressful Than Ever
July 5, 2017 – 9:51 am

The slide presentation linked below documents AFR’s findings on the 2017 CCAR stress tests.
AFR Assessing the 2017 Stress Tests
A Medium blog post is also available here:

Fact Sheet: Community Banks Are Alive And Well Under Dodd-Frank
March 9, 2016 – 11:01 am

“Community Banks Have Returned to Profitability: The percentage of community banks that are profitable has increased every year since 2009. For the year 2015, over 95% of the nation’s 5,880 community banks showed a profit. This is up from 78% in 2010, the year Dodd-Frank passed.”

Fact Sheet: Budget Riders Watchlist, Stop Wall Street Giveaways
December 1, 2015 – 3:17 pm

“Here are some of the major goals that the financial industry and its political allies hope to achieve through language attached to end-of-year appropriations bills. This list does not provide an exhaustive list of potential financial regulatory riders to funding bills, but does highlight the potential riders that have recently been most prominent in the debate. “