Category Archives: Letters to Regulators

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Materials on Fiduciary Duty of Financial Advisors

AFR stands with many of our partner organizations in opposition to HR 2374, which would delay needed reforms that would protect middle-class savings and help to restore needed confidence in our financial markets. Here is a compilation of materials on the issue of HR 2374.

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SEC Urged to Maintain Independence of its Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

AFR and its member organizations warn against a proposal that would “severely weaken” the independence measures called for by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. “A Board dominated by employees of major banks and dealers with subsidiaries active in the municipal market will not be a truly independent Board.”

Consumer Groups Urge FTC to Ban Payment Systems Favored by Scammers

14 consumer organizations submitted a joint letter to the FTC supporting a proposal to ban telemarketers from using remotely created checks and remotely created payment orders, payment systems commonly used by scammers. The letter also called on the FTC to extend the proposed ban to cover all consumer transactions, not just those conducted via phone.