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: 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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Letters to Regulators: Modernization of Beneficial Ownership Reporting

AFREF sent a comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) supporting the SEC’s proposals to modernize the reporting of beneficial ownership by including cash-settled derivatives in large position reports over Schedules 13D and 13G. We also urge the SEC to clarify its definition of who should constitute a “group” under the proposal as it […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the SEC on Stock Buybacks

AFREF led a letter with thirteen organizational signatories commenting in support of a rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that would significantly increase the transparency of stock buybacks.  A central component of the proposed rule is daily disclosures of stock buybacks.  (Current disclosure requirements are only quarterly.)  In the comment letter, we commend the SEC […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the SEC Commenting on Reporting of Securities Loans Proposal

AFREF sent a letter commenting on the Security and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule to increase the transparency and efficiency of the securities lending market. Having already commented in support of the proposed rule, we submitted an additional comment to address its corporate governance implications. The securities lending market—as it pertains to equity shares—has important corporate […]

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