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Everything You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve Trading Scandal

Exposing Pandemic Profiteering at American’s Central Bank, Leadership Failures & Cover Up As hundreds of thousands of Americans were dying and tens of millions were being thrown out of work due to a catastrophic pandemic that gripped the country with fear, some of the most senior officials at the U.S. central bank – the Federal […]

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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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DOJ’s Prosecution of Just One Junior Goldman Sachs Partner When More Than 30 Executives and Supervisors Were Involved in Enabling 1MDB’s Crime Spree Sends The Wrong Message to Wall Street Lawbreakers

Washington, D.C.  –  Dennis M. Kelleher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets, issued the following statement in response to the jury verdict in the trial of former Goldman Sachs’ junior partner in connection with the global money laundering scandal and looting of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB): “The jury verdict convicting a single junior […]

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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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Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson a Victory for Main Street

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Legal Director and Securities Specialist Stephen Hall released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court: “We are pleased that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to join the U.S. Supreme Court, making history as the first […]

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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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