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AFR Executive Director Discusses Next Steps in Financial Reform
February 23, 2016 – 8:17 am

At Center for American Progress event, Lisa Donner assesses the accomplishments and promise of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

AFR Event: Hedge Funds & Private Equity – Transferring Wealth Upwards
November 17, 2015 – 10:51 am

“Do private funds drive positive change and improve efficiency? Or do they drive short-termism, job losses and systemic risk in our markets? Regulators have only just begun to shine a light on these funds, revealing a host of problems and raising many more questions about their operations. “

AFR Event: How the Other Half Banks
November 4, 2015 – 5:07 pm

“Join Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, for a discussion of her new book, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, and its implications for addressing American inequality. Baradaran’s book explores how American banks fail to serve nearly half of Americans, the abandoned public mission of banking, and the reality of banking inequality in the US.”

AFR Event: Can Regulators End Too Big To Fail? A Discussion of Dodd-Frank Resolution Planning
November 4, 2015 – 1:01 pm

“Wall Street remains dominated by giant banks that have only grown larger since the 2008 financial crisis. The existence of these ‘too big to fail’ banks can distort markets and presents a risk to the public that may once again be called on to bail them out. Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act takes on this problem by requiring banks to submit resolution plans which demonstrate that they are not ‘too big to fail’ – that in case of failure they can be resolved through a conventional bankruptcy process. If they cannot demonstrate this, regulators must require banks to simplify and downsize their operations.”

AFR Event: Can Regulators End Too Big To Fail? A Discussion of Dodd-Frank Resolution Planning
November 4, 2015 – 12:47 pm
AFR Event: Can Regulators End Too Big To Fail? A Discussion of Dodd-Frank Resolution Planning

“Wall Street remains dominated by giant banks that have only grown larger since the 2008 financial crisis. The existence of these ‘too big to fail’ banks can distort markets and presents a risk to the public that may once again be called on to bail them out. Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act takes on this problem by requiring banks to submit resolution plans which demonstrate that they are not ‘too big to fail’ – that in case of failure they can be resolved through a conventional bankruptcy process. If they cannot demonstrate this, regulators must require banks to simplify and downsize their operations.”

Event: A Discussion on America’s Banking System
October 7, 2015 – 12:21 pm
Event: A Discussion on America’s Banking System

“The University of Georgia School of Law is sponsoring an important panel on America’s banking system at the National Press Club in Washington. Panelists Simon Johnson ( Ronald A. Kurtz [1954] Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of 13 Bankers and White House Burning); Lisa Donner (Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform) and Mehrsa Baradaran (Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia, and author of the new book How the Other Half Banks) will be in conversation, moderated by David Dayen.”

AFR Briefing: Bond Market Liquidity, Regulation, and the Public Interest
August 3, 2015 – 5:34 pm

Recent months have seen increasing claims by some industry participants and their allies that new regulations are negatively impacting bond market liquidity in ways that may harm the economy. What is the truth of these claims? Is there in fact a serious problem with bond market liquidity? Are recent market events such as the October 15th Treasury market disruption related to new regulation, or to other market changes such as increases in electronic trading? How should regulators respond?

AFR Conference: Looking Back, and Ahead, on the Fifth Anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act
July 22, 2015 – 3:19 pm
AFR Conference: Looking Back, and Ahead, on the Fifth Anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act

Senators Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren joined regulators and experts for a discussion of the progress made, and the work yet to be done, in building a financial system that is safer and fairer and does a better job of serving the real economy and the country as a whole.