Category Archives: Fact Sheets and Reports

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Dangerous Liaisons: POGO Report Examines the SEC’s Revolving Door

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.”  

At a Crossroads: Lessons from HAMP

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.

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AFR Briefing Memo: The Volcker Rule and Market Liquidity

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