Report: Lessons Learned from the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program, a critical pillar of the CARES Act pandemic relief legislation, failed to equitably distribute money despite an avowed goal of focusing on small businesses, according to a new report from AFREF and six other public interest organizations and labor unions. The post Report: Lessons Learned from the Paycheck Protection Program appeared […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Private Equity is Financing the Climate Crisis Away from Public Scrutiny

A new report finds that the private equity industry owned close to 700 utility-scale power generation facilities in the United States in 2021 that emitted about 200 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. The post NEWS RELEASE: Private Equity is Financing the Climate Crisis Away from Public Scrutiny appeared first on Americans for Financial […]

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Report: Private Equity Ownership of U.S. Power Plants: A Hidden Climate Threat

Private equity investment firms have quietly bought up close to 700 predominantly fossil fuel-fired electric power plants, making these Wall Street investment houses major greenhouse gas emitters. The post Report: Private Equity Ownership of U.S. Power Plants: A Hidden Climate Threat appeared first on Americans for Financial Reform.

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Letters to Regulators: Letter in Response to FINRA Request for Comment on Complex Products

AFREF joined Consumer Federation of America and Better Markets in a comment letter in response to FINRA’s request for comment on complex products calling for protections that extend beyond greater disclosures for retail investors who are vulnerable to losing significant amount of money unexpectedly on a number of complex and risky products. The post Letters to Regulators: Letter in Response […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter in Response to CFPB NPRM Regarding the Prohibition on Inclusion of Adverse Information in Consumer Reporting in Cases of Human Trafficking

AFREF joined a letter in response to the CFPB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Prohibition on Inclusion of Adverse Information in Consumer Reporting in Cases of Human Trafficking. The post Letters to Regulators: Letter in Response to CFPB NPRM Regarding the Prohibition on Inclusion of Adverse Information in Consumer Reporting in Cases of Human […]

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Letters to Regulators: Sign on Letter to the SEC in Support of Proposals to Protect Investors in Private Funds

AFREF led 26 other organizations in a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission supporting its proposals that would provide to investors in private funds (such as hedge funds and private equity funds) basic and important information on a quarterly basis to make informed investment decisions. The post Letters to Regulators: Sign on Letter to […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the SEC in Support of Proposals to Protect Investors in Private Funds

AFREF sent a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission supporting several of its proposals that would better protect investors in private funds (such as hedge funds and private equity firms) that currently do not have the basic, necessary information they currently need to make informed decisions. The post Letters to Regulators: Letter to […]

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Letters to Regulators: Comments to the Federal Reserve on Firms’ Eligibility to Gain Access to Privileged Fed Reserve Accounts and Services

AFREF sent a comment letter to the Federal Reserve on firms’ eligibility to gain access to privileged Fed Reserve accounts and services. The post Letters to Regulators: Comments to the Federal Reserve on Firms’ Eligibility to Gain Access to Privileged Fed Reserve Accounts and Services appeared first on Americans for Financial Reform.

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Letters to Regulators: Comment Letter in Response to the FTC and DOJ’s Request for Information on Merger Enforcement

AFREF joined the Center for Economic Policy and Research and United for Respect in a comment letter responding to the FTC and DOJ’s request for information on merger enforcement. The letter calls on the agencies to to closely scrutinize and create presumptions to challenge acquisitions that employ leveraged buyouts and techniques like it. The post […]

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Letter to Regulators: Letter Commenting on the SEC’s Proposal on Money Market Reforms

AFREF sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission supporting its proposals to reform Money Market Mutual Funds to better protect investors and the financial system. Money Market Mutual Funds have now been bailed out by policymakers twice in the last 12 years and benefit from paying higher interest rates above bank deposits without […]

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