Category Archives: Events

Webinar: Increasing Access to Capital for Black-Owned Businesses

AFR and the Main Street Alliance hosted the third webinar in the event series “Small Business Needs In The Biden Administration” on April 15, 2021. The panel, “Increasing Access to Capital for Black Small Businesses,” was moderated by AFR Advocacy Director Rion Dennis.

Ten Years of Dodd-Frank: What We Need Next to Create a Resilient, Equitable, and Sustainable Economy

To mark the tenth anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, Americans for Financial Reform hosted a series of virtual events asking what we have learned, and what changes we think are needed now to protect consumers, uproot systemic racism, and transform finance so that it contributes to a resilient, equitable and sustainable economy.

Protestor demands financial reform.

Webinar: A Decade after Dodd-Frank: What Next?

SAVE THE DATES — July 17, July 20, Aug. 4, and more Webinar Series A Decade after Dodd-Frank: What Next? Building a Just Financial System Ten years ago this month, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer

Webinar: A Decade of Dodd-Frank

Lisa Donner, executive director of AFR-EF spoke at a conference hosted by the Brookings Institution and the Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the University of Michigan dedicated to the landmark Dodd-Frank law, its impact on systemic risk and consumer protection, and the response to the COVID-19 crisis in both domestic and global contexts.

students in graduation cap and gowns - Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash

Upcoming Event: Should we Cancel Student Debt?

AFR’s Senior Policy Analyst Alexis Goldstein will be participating in the Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner, a public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from experts. She will be arguing that the government should cancel student debt. The event is co-hosted by The Century Foundation and NYU Wagner.

Event: Convening on Fund Regulation

AFR held a day-long convening of experts to discuss emerging issues in the SEC regulation of registered investment companies (mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds that are registered under the 1940 Act).