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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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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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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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Better Markets Urges SEC to Adopt Strong Anti-Fraud Rules, Without Loopholes, for Security-Based Swaps that Contributed to the Crisis

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 proposed anti-fraud and anti-manipulation rules for security-based swaps: “Fraud, manipulation, excessive risk-taking, and a lack of meaningful transparency surrounding security-based swaps were among the most important […]

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Better Markets Applauds SEC For Proposed Improvements to Reporting Requirements to Private Funds That Will Improve Ability to Monitor Markets and Protect Investors

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 proposed amendments to reporting requirements for private funds: “The proposed rule will improve the quantity, quality, and timing of information the SEC receives regarding […]

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We Welcome the SEC’s Climate Proposal Today, Which Recognizes Investors’ Need for Greater Disclosure

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Stephen W. Hall, Legal Director and Securities Specialist at Better Markets, issued the following statement regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule regarding disclosure of climate-related risks, released today: “We welcome today’s proposed rule from the SEC.  It will go a long way toward ensuring that all investors have more robust, […]

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The SEC Whistleblower Program Is a Resounding $5 Billion Success Story With a Bright Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 20, 2022 Contact: Doug Walker at 202-618-6430 or dwalker@bettermarkets.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—Stephen Hall, Legal Director and Securities Specialist, issued the following statement on release of a new report on the SEC Whistleblower Program: “Established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC’s whistleblower program has amassed an impressive, decade-long record as an […]

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Biden’s First Year Down—Three Years of Opportunities Remain

As we said at the beginning of 2021, President Biden’s first term is going to be over before you know it and one quarter of it already is. While much has been accomplished, too many of administration’s initiatives and nominees have languished in the Senate, mostly due to obstruction unrelated to the merits. Regardless of […]

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