Category Archives: AFR Conferences

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Explore the Regulatory Frontier of Shadow Banking, with Bair, Tarullo, Lawsky & Others

Commercial banks – the traditional focus of financial regulation – no longer stand at the center of the financial system. Broker-dealers, money market funds, asset managers, and insurance companies have become key actors, with the potential to shake the stability of the whole economy. Join prominent experts, reform advocates, and regulators for a discussion of the “shadow banking” system of market-mediated credit and the steps needed to integrate it into a safer and more sustainable financial system.

An Unfinished Mission: Making Wall Street Work for All of Us

“We should not accept a financial system that allows the biggest banks to emerge from a crisis in record-setting shape while working Americans continue to struggle.” – Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking at the launch event for a new AFR/Roosevelt Institute report on the state of financial reform.

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“Opening Wall Street’s Black Box” – Pathways to Improved Financial Transparency

After the 2008 crisis, it became clear that regulators and many sophisticated market participants had been kept in the dark about major risks and exposures in our financial system. On October 11, 2013, AFR and Georgetown Law Center co-hosted this half-day conference on the progress made – and the work that remains to be done – toward meaningful transparency on Wall Street.

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AFR Celebrates the First Birthday of the CFPB

AFR sponsored an event celebrating the first birthday of the CFPB with Director Richard Cordray. The even was cosponsored by AFL-CIO, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation ofAmerica, Consumers Union, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, National Fair HousingAlliance, and U.S.PIRG

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AFR Conference: Principal Reduction and the Economy TODAY June 28

PRINCIPAL REDUCTION AND THE ECONOMY   June 28, 2012 2:00 – 5:00 PM Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H Street NW, Washington DC Presented By: Americans for Financial Reform Space is limited, please RSVP to   According to recent estimates, almost a third of U.S.