AFREF joined a letter to HUD in response to its announced notice of intent to sell 1,730 mortgage loan notes in the fall. The letter states that HUD should not resume any note sales without first implementing regulations for the program that promote stable homeownership.
AFREF joined a letter to the Education Department regarding ACCSC and NAIQI procedures.
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and the Communication Workers of America sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission urging that the Commission close critical loopholes and exemptions that currently exist in its Forms 13-F and 13-D reports that have been intentionally exploited by hedge fund investors. By doing so, hedge funds can no longer utilize derivatives and other complex financial instruments to build large positions and ambush the management of companies.
AFREF and five other organizations wrote a letter today to the Securities and Exchange Commission urging the Commission to review the exponential growth of digital assets, including “stablecoins”, and how their activities should be subject to the securities laws that exist to protect investors.
AFREF joined a letter to Treasury urging them to ensure accessibility, transparency, and accountability in the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program.
News Release: Companies Backed by Giant Private Equity Firms Received $5.3bn in COVID-19 Stimulus Funds
Hundreds of companies owned or backed by some of the most well financed private equity firms in the US secured an estimated $5.3 billion in public funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), reveals a new investigation published today.
Report: Public Money For Private Equity: Pandemic Relief Went To Companies Backed By Private Equity Titans
This study estimates that at least $5.3 billion in CARES Act money went to 611 portfolio companies owned or backed by private equity firms that held $908 billion in cash reserves.
AFREF joined a letter to the Education Department (ED) in response to their interpretation on federal and joint federal-state regulation and oversight of ED’s federal student loan programs and federal student loan servicers.
Letters to Regulators: Letter to NIST on Proposal for Identifying and Managing Bias within Artificial Intelligence
AFREF joined a letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to their request for comment on their Proposal for Identifying and Managing Bias within Artificial Intelligence.
AFREF and 6 organizations sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Board expressing support for the development of the FedNow Service, the FRB’s real time payments system, and urging the Fed to build sufficient consumer protections into the system so that consumers and small businesses can safely use the system.