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2 threats facing today’s investors—and the regulatory response

This article was published in the NAPFA Advisor Magazine. The U.S. economy and financial markets have entered a period of heightened uncertainty, posing fresh challenges for investors. Inflation is up sharply, a possible recession looms, and the securities markets are exhibiting significant volatility while venturing into bear territory. Commodity prices are also experiencing huge price […]

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Dennis Kelleher Discusses Crypto Lobbying on Financial Times’ Tech Tonic Podcast

The Financial Times Tech Tonic podcast covers the crypto lobby’s enormous influence in its series “A sceptic’s guide to crypto.” They spoke with our Dennis Kelleher about the stunning amount of money being spent and how it could impact our entire financial system. “It’s shocking, but often very intelligent people don’t stop and say, ‘Well, that really sounds like […]

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Federal Reserve Must Explain Its Role in Basel Committee Reducing Capital on European GSIBs Without the Required Public Input

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Phillip Basil, Director of Banking Policy, issued the following statement in connection with sending a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Powell and Director Gibson urging transparency regarding the Fed’s involvement as a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in the decision to reduce the capital buffers of systemically important European banks: “As […]

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Bipartisan Crypto Bill Is Congress Playing with Fire and Repeating the Mistakes of the Past: Another Financial Crash and More Industry Bailouts

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Better Markets President and CEO Dennis M. Kelleher issued the following statement on the release of a bipartisan crypto bill: “The bipartisan crypto bill with the Orwellian name of ‘Responsible Financial Innovation Act’ released today will likely result in crypto being largely unregulated, even though it is an extremely volatile financial product with […]

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The Ongoing Crypto Carnage and Wealth Destruction Are Red Flags for the CFTC Regarding FTX’s Application for Auto-Liquidation of Retail Customers Bitcoin Futures Margin Accounts

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Better Markets President and CEO Dennis M. Kelleher issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in response to the agency’s request for comment on FTX’s proposal to offer non-intermediated, margined clearing of Bitcoin futures products: “FTX has filed an application with […]

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The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Rule that the Banking Regulators Proposed Today Must Ensure All Americans Have Fair, Equal and Nondiscriminatory Access to Financial Services and Products

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dennis Kelleher, Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets, released the following statement upon the release of a proposal to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): “Few laws have more potential to meaningfully improve the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans than the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).  However, it […]

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Better Markets Applauds SEC Proposed Rule Amendments To Enhance Private Fund Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Contact: Evelyn Swan at 202-618-6433 or eswan@bettermarkets.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—Stephen Hall, Better Markets Legal Director and Securities Specialist, released the following statement on the SEC’s proposed amendments to reporting requirements for advisers to hedge funds, liquidity funds, and private equity funds: “We applaud the Securities and Exchange Commission for […]

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The Federal Reserve’s Late-Friday Bank Merger Approvals Highlight the Need for More Transparency and Public Accountability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 20, 2021 Contact: Doug Walker at 202-618-6430 or dwalker@bettermarkets.org WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Phillip Basil, Director of Banking Policy at Better Markets, issued the following statement on last Friday’s action by the Federal Reserve to approve three bank mergers: “The Federal Reserve’s late-day approval announcements of three bank mergers last Friday—as […]

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