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AFR’s Comment Letter to CFTC on End-User Exemption to Mandatory Clearing of Swaps
February 23, 2011 – 11:01 am

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February 22nd, 2011
David A. Stawick, Secretary
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC  20581
Re: RIN 3038–AD10 – End-User Exception to Mandatory Clearing of Swaps
Dear Mr. Stawick:
On behalf of Americans …

AFR Letter on Transparency in the Forex Market
February 11, 2011 – 12:58 pm

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Americans for Financial Reform
1629 K St NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC, 20006
202.466.1885
February 10th. 2011
The Honorable Timothy Geithner
Secretary
United States Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
CC: Chairman …

Exemption of Foreign Exchange Swaps and Forwards is Not Justified
November 30, 2010 – 12:22 pm

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November 29, 2010
The Honorable Timothy Geithner
Secretary
United States Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
CC: Chairman Gary Gensler, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CC: Chairman Mary L. Schapiro, U.S. …

Michael Greenberger on Definitions and Derivatives
September 27, 2010 – 10:13 am

Professor Michael Greenberger has prepared a comment letter in response to definitions contained in Title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.   This document discusses the definitions of terms that are  key …

Demos: Highlights of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act
September 23, 2010 – 9:37 am

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July 15, 2010
By Caleb Gibson Heather C. McGhee
Today, the Senate votes to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, sending the landmark legislation to President …

Counteracting Farmers’ Critique of Wall St Reform
August 16, 2010 – 12:48 pm

In response to last week’s New York Times article “Reap What You Swap” by Minnesota farmer Betty Jensen, IATP wrote a letter to the NYT that has not yet been published. IATP communications director Ben …

Finance Reform Law, Global Food and Energy Prices, and Next Steps
August 6, 2010 – 11:12 am

Dave Kane recently wrote this article about the need for further derivative reform.  He talks about the problem of commodity specs and how the financial reform bill has paved the way for even better regulations …

Wall Street Reform: Derivatives Trading
June 30, 2010 – 2:30 pm
Wall Street Reform: Derivatives Trading

Selling over-the-counter derivatives is among the most lucrative businesses for the largest financial companies. U.S. commercial banks held derivatives with a notional value of $216.5 trillion at the end of the first quarter of this year, …