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AFR to SEC: Provide Better Guidance When Removing Credit Rating References from the Investment Company Act of 1940
April 26, 2011 – 3:04 pm

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April 25, 2011
Ms. Elizabeth Murphy
Secretary
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE Washington, DC 20549-1090
Re: RIN 3235-AL02: “Proposed Amendments to Remove References to Credit Ratings in Rule 2a-7 Under The Investment Company Act …

AFR Bulletin: Prudential Standards for End User Derivatives
April 26, 2011 – 9:53 am

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AFR SEC SEF Letter
April 8, 2011 – 12:23 pm

A key objective of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) is to create transparency in previously unregulated derivatives markets. Indeed, the transparency goal is apparent in the short title of the section – ―The Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act‖. Transparency is a critical goal across the entire Dodd-Frank Act, and is mentioned in the overall purpose statement of the legislation.

AFR to CFTC: Establish Position Limits for Derivatives Market
March 29, 2011 – 10:12 am

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March 28th, 2011
Mr. David A. Stawick
Secretary
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Center
1155 21st Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20581
Re: RIN 3038–AD15 and 3038–AD16; Position Limits For Derivatives
Dear Mr. Stawick:
On behalf of Americans …

Damon Silvers’ Congressional Testimony
March 16, 2011 – 5:28 pm

Damon Silvers, Policy Director and General Counsel at the AFL-CIO and member of the AFR Executive Committee, testified today before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Read his testimony here.

AFR Statement on Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing
March 16, 2011 – 9:22 am

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), a coalition of more than 250 national and state organizations working together for strong financial reform, issued the following statement:
Damon Silvers, Policy Director and Special Counsel at …

CFTC Requirements for Swap Execution Facilities
March 9, 2011 – 10:06 am

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March 8th, 2011
Mr. David A. Stawick
Secretary Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Center
1155 21st Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20581

Re: RIN Number 3038–AD18; Core Principles and Other Requirements for Swap Execution …

CMOC Releases List of over 50 Studies Showing Effects of Speculation on Energy, Food Prices
February 25, 2011 – 9:33 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jim Collura
Tel: (202) 584-0160 February 23, 2011
Cell: (202) 441-8857
Email: jimcollura@nefi.com
http://commoditymarketsoversight.org/
COALITION RELEASES LIST OF OVER 50 STUDIES
SHOWING EFFECTS OF SPECULATION ON ENERGY, FOOD PRICES
Market Behavior Result of Speculation and Financialization, Studies Find
WASHINGTON, D.C. – …