Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, AFR with our coalition partner, Main Street Alliance, have been advocating for more rational and equitable small business relief in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Before the pandemic, AFR promoted the need for new and innovative means to
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.
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
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.
Linda Jun, AFR-EF senior policy counsel, participated in a webinar hosted by Demand Justice on the Seila Law vs. CFPB case that was before the Supreme Court.
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.
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).
Watch highlights of congressional hearing on debt collection here, including a powerful account from Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), her family’s experience, and her plan to combat abusive debt collection practices.
“[A] good bit of that progress … could be endangered by a kind of low-intensity deregulation, consisting of an accumulation of non-headline-grabbing changes and an opaque relaxation of supervisory rigor. There are things to be concerned about in many of the individual proposals on such matters as the leverage ratio, resolution planning, and foreign banking organizations. It’s the cumulative effect, though, that is truly worrisome.”
Save The Date: Join AFR Ed Fund At Its ‘Big Bank Regulation Under The Trump Administration’ Conference
Join us on May 21st for an analysis and discussion of the important developments in the regulation and supervision on big banks, and their effects on financial security and economic stability. View the details here, or below.