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Better Markets Supports SEC Proposal to Increase Transparency and Rein in Abuses by Private Fund Advisers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the agency’s proposed rule that would require enhanced disclosures by private fund advisers and prohibit adviser practices that are especially harmful to fund investors: “The private funds […]

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SEC Proposal Will Increase Transparency and Fairness by Modernizing the Beneficial Ownership Reporting Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the agency’s proposal to revise its rules governing reporting by those who acquire large ownership interests in public companies. “The SEC has rightly decided that it’s time […]

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The SEC’s Money Market Fund Rules Need to Stop Investor Runs, Promote Systemic Stability, and Protect Taxpayers, Not MMF Profits

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to the agency’s proposal on additional money market fund (MMF) reforms: “The stable NAV, which is still maintained by many MMFs, is a fiction bordering on […]

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Better Markets Applauds CFPB’s Examination of Junk Fees and Highlights Potential Reforms to Protect American Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to the agency’s request for information on junk fees: “Every year, bank and non-bank financial institutions charge tens of billions of dollars in fees to consumers. […]

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SEC Proposal Will Make Stock Trading More Efficient, Less Risky

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to the agency’s proposal to shorten the securities settlement cycle: “The complicated mechanics of the securities markets are largely hidden from public view, but they have […]

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The SEC Must Stop Bleeding Public Markets Dry

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the release of Better Markets’ newest report: The SEC Must Stop Bleeding Public Markets Dry: “Over the last several decades, the SEC’s steadily expanding exemptions from the registration requirements in the U.S. securities laws have shifted capital-raising activities between two […]

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Information on Goldman Sachs’ Role in the Egregious 1MDB Global Crime Spree as the Trial of Former Goldman Sachs’ Partner Ng Goes to the Jury

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 To: Interested Parties Subject: Information on Goldman Sachs’ Role in the Egregious 1MDB Global Crime Spree as the Trial of Former Goldman Sachs’ Partner Ng Goes to the Jury Event: Justice Dpt. prosecution of Goldman Sachs’ former partner goes to jury with a verdict expected this week. From: Evelyn Swan, […]

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Better Markets Urges SEC to Close Loopholes That Allow Abusive Insider Trading

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Comment Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission in response to the agency’s proposal to rein in abusive insider stock trading: “In light of the well-documented history of abuses involving insider trading by executives acting under the […]

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Better Markets Urges SEC to Shine More Light on Stock Buybacks, Transactions Under Fire for Benefiting Management Over Companies and Shareholders

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to the agency’s proposal on share repurchases, also known as stock buybacks: “Stock buybacks have grown substantially in recent years and with that trend has come increasing public […]

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SEC Takes Promising Step in Addressing Investor Protection Concerns with SPACs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall issued the following statement regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule regarding special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs): “We welcome today’s proposed rule on SPACs as an important step in addressing the serious investor protection concerns raised by these vehicles.  The past few years have seen […]

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