The undersigned groups, which advocate on behalf of consumers, workers, investors, and retirees, write to express our grave concerns regarding the Department’s June 3rd information letter concerning the use of private equity investments in designated investment alternatives made available to retirement savers through individual account plans, such as 401(k) plans.
With the country struggling to address pandemic-related economic disruptions that have made it harder than ever for working Americans to save for a secure and independent retirement, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is expected to release its new investment advice rule for retirement plans within weeks, if not days. Advocates for workers, investors, and retirees are concerned the new rule could make matters worse by stripping retirement savers of already inadequate protections from faulty investment advice.
Americans for Financial Reform wrote to the New Jersey State Senate in support of S. 2358. This important bill seeks to stop practices like dual tracking and robo-signing in the private student loan market. As a coalition formed in the wake of the 2008 financial
This legislation will create vitally needed new public protections by putting constraints on the collection, use, sharing, and selling of our personal data by financial services companies and all firms.
Lawmakers must dramatically step up the quality and quantity of data that the executive branch releases on programs designed to provide relief from the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a letter from 26 labor, community, consumer, and other organizations.
Detailed and timely data disclosures are required so Congress, Inspectors General, and the specialized Coronavirus oversight bodies created by the CARES Act can ensure Coronavirus expenditures and benefits are being delivered to the public as intended.