AFR released recommendations for “Day One” policy actions by the Biden Administration in the areas of banking regulation, securities and markets regulation, and addressing systemic risk. These are actions that could be taken without a lengthy rulemaking and would make immediate progress toward a fairer
Reproduced and linked below is an AFR Education Fund memo on issues around the design of a national public investment bank that would be a modernized successor to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Link to pdf document: Policy memo on public investment bank – working draft
AFR released the policy brief linked below concerning the role of private equity in the Toys R’ Us bankruptcy and the importance of taking action to limit private equity predation on the businesses they own. The Toys R’ Us Bankruptcy And Private Equity Predation.
AFR policy director Marcus Stanley testified to the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission on progress in financial regulation Testimony Before Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission — Marcus Stanley AGENDA and VIDEO (See December 5th Meeting): http://dls.maryland.gov/policy-areas/maryland-financial-consumer-protection-commission
In a telephone press briefing, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and former Representative Barney Frank, co-author of the landmark 2010 financial reform law, outlined the dangers of a House spending-bill provision that would repeal an important piece of the Dodd-Frank Act. They were joined by Damon A. Silvers, director of policy and special counsel for the AFL-CIO; Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; and Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.
The use of mandatory arbitration in disputes between investors, on the one hand, and brokers or other investment professionals, on the other. Hosted by Americans for Financial Reform, North American Securities Administrators Association and Public Citizen
A Policy Forum on the Small-Business Stake in Big-Bank Reform Five years after the 2008 crisis, the financial world remains dominated by a half dozen megabanks which continue to engage in speculative activities for their own enrichment, even as they enjoy the benefits of
A Tool for Financial Stability & Economic Recovery Webinar Briefing Sponsored by: AFL-CIO | Americans for Financial Reform | Center for Economic and Policy Research Communications Workers of America | The Main Street Alliance | Public Citizen JUNE 10, 2013 12pm EDT. A Wall Street