Increased funding of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is a crucial piece of Wall Street reform. Here’s why.
View or download PDF. “Former employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) routinely help corporations try to influence SEC rulemaking, counter the agency’s investigations of suspected wrongdoing, soften the blow of SEC enforcement actions, block shareholder proposals, and win exemptions from federal law.”
A new report from the National Consumer Law Center analyzes the record of the government’s main mortgage modification initiative, and where we go from here.
The Dodd-Frank Act sought to protect municipalities and taxpayers against exploitative Wall Street financing deals. Now there are moves afoot to take back some of that promised protection.
This new report (from the AFR Activism Fund) tracks a stream of efforts by members of the current Congress to undermine one of the major acts of the last Congress: the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Since Dodd-Frank, Wall Street interests have lobbied to roll back
Four years after the Lehman collapse, a new AFR Briefing Paper surveys the damage .
The Volcker Rule and Market Liquidity The Volcker Rule will restrict banks’ ability to speculate in financial markets. Recently, critics of the rule have claimed that it will lead to declines in market liquidity that will have serious economic effects. A new industry-funded study from