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AFR Statement: Why We Support the Baldwin-Merkley Hedge Fund Bill
March 17, 2016 – 5:27 pm

“Again and again, activist hedge funds have used sneak attacks to accumulate large stakes in public companies and then cashed out quickly at the expense of workers, communities, and the long-term viability of the company itself. The Brokaw Act is a sensible and badly needed response to this problem. With the introduction of their bill, Senators Baldwin and Merkley have struck an important blow against the immediate-profits-at-all-costs mentality that has become such a huge obstacle to long-term investment in our country.”

AFR in the News: The Billionaire Banker in The Shadows (Forbes)
March 4, 2016 – 6:44 pm

“In a stroke of brilliant financial maneuvering Lone Star bundled some of the mortgages into bonds and sold them to investors, immediately booking large profits… ‘Lone Star has bought these loans at a discount from the government–-in effect, they got principal reduction. But they are not passing this benefit on to homeowners or communities,’ says Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.

AFR in the News: More oversight needed to curb abuse, reform hedge-fund industry (Orlando Sentinel)
February 5, 2016 – 9:48 pm

“Hedge funds were major traffickers in the toxic securities that brought down the financial system eight years ago. Because many of them now market aggressively to pension funds and institutional investors, ordinary retirement savers can lose big when hedge funds fail to generate returns extravagant enough to justify their extravagant charges. More and more of these funds use stealth tactics to build up potent but undetected market positions, enabling them to aggressively bring about the results they’re seeking — results that serve their interests at the consistent expense of workers, communities, and the wider society.”

Joint Press Release: 52 Organizations Back Sen. Baldwin’s Effort to Close Carried Interest Loophole
October 14, 2015 – 2:09 pm

“Closing the carried interest loophole should be among the first items considered in the ongoing negotiations to prevent the damaging and indiscriminate sequester cuts and to invest in critical programs that support low- and middle-income Americans,” the organizations wrote in the letter. “The carried interest loophole is an egregious violation of the principle of tax fairness.”

This Week in Wall Street Reform
March 30, 2012 – 1:34 pm

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This Week in Wall Street Reform
March 23, 2012 – 2:31 pm

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March 16, 2012 – 1:27 pm

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March 2, 2012 – 1:16 pm

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