Washington, D.C. — The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted an amicus brief arguing that syndicated loans are risky debt instruments that pose “significant economic implications for families and communities” and must be regulated as securities, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
Private equity firms have become some of the country’s biggest corporate landlords. Americans for Financial Reform estimated that as of June 2022, at a minimum, private equity firms owned real estate rented by around 1.6 million families.
In the wake of market volatility stemming from Archegos Capital, AFR wrote to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), urging action to improve transparency with enhanced 13F disclosures and investigate any regulatory gaps created by the registration exemption for large family offices. You can find
New report showing how a handful of billionaire corporate landlords increased their wealth by $24 billion during the pandemic and have raised over $245 billion to tighten their grip on the housing sector. Meanwhile millions of families are under imminent threat of eviction.
Private equity has had a disastrous impact on the retail industry, driving dozens of firms into bankruptcy, shutting down tens of thousands of stores, and costing hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide.
A group of financial reform, labor, and public interest organizations today warned the Federal Reserve not to water down rules that limit the access of companies owned by private equity firms to emergency lending facilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Allies of the industry have pressed the Fed to loosen the affiliation rules for its new Main Street Lending Facility, a step that would ease the way for private equity to access public money despite its ready access to capital markets and uninvested capital.
New Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund report found that private equity owned and backed nursing home chains have higher resident infection and death rates and a larger share of Coronavirus cases and deaths compared to their share of residents relative to for-profit, non-profit, and public facilities in New Jersey.
Private equity-owned and -backed nursing homes had higher COVID-19 infection and fatality rates for residents, and those same facilities had a disproportionate share of the COVID-19 resident and staff cases and deaths relative to public, non-profit, and other for-profit nursing homes in New Jersey, according to a new report from Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF).