Documents For: Occupy the SEC

minutes from 3/27/12 OSEC mtg

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attendees:  elizabeth, george, niral, sean, akshat Rich is going to help spread the word on the April 16th hearing in DC, once details are finalized.  He will find a web form for supporters to tell their Reps and Senators to support the VR and send their staff to our hearing.  We will circulate the text of […]

Minutes from 3/12/12 OSEC mtg

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CFTC Book Club Day 1 CFTC Letter deadlines: By Saturday: Everything written  w/footnotes etc. Caitlin 30.1, 87.1, 168.1 168.2 George 14.1, intro Alexis 30.2 227.1 296.1 302.1 (find data for 348) Akshat 64.1 Eric 88.1 218.1 227.1 Corley 348.1, intro/writing Elizabeth 14.1, 30.1 intro Forget it 8.1, FIRM deadline Saturday. Real Serious Firm Deadline Tuesday. […]

Minutes from 3/5 OSEC meeting

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OtSEC 3/5/11 Harvard Conference (Disconference): David Graeber He’s pretty awesome Conference seems directed to knowledge production problems Problems inside the economy How could we engage Boston from 12-5—right before or after Anyone who wants to go! New School: Global financial markets and Imperialism Email articles to Democracy now—stuff that we think needs more media attention […]

minutes from 2/27 occupy the sec meeting

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Attendees: Akshat, Alexis, Andre, Caitlin, Charles, Elizabeth, George, Tabatha   Brief overview of the Tobin Tax by Charles Proposed European Union tax on every financial transaction Proposed 0.1% on stocks and .01% tax on financial derivs been arguments in the US that this will never happen, but it has currently been endorsed by Sarkozy and […]

minutes from 2/21/12 occupy the SEC meeting

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attendees: akshat, alexis, caitlin, elizabeth, eric, mike, andre, rich, susan, larry, jess, evan, corley, charles   intros   we’re a WG within occupy. our objective was to submit a comment letter to Fed/FDIC/SEC and the OCC.   Volcker Rule is a law that prohibits prop trading and the ownership of hedge funds/private equity funds by […]

Text from 2/13 Flyer (March to the NY Fed and SEC)

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Tell the SEC: Enforce the Volcker Rule! http://www.occupythesec.org/ What is the “Volcker Rule”? The VR is a part of the new banking reform laws that is intended to prevent banks from making the kinds of speculative trades (“proprietary trading”) that caused the current financial crisis. Essentially, it says: no more big bets backed by your […]

minutes from 2/13 meeting/MARCH!

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in lieu of a meeting monday, we all gather in liberty square with a number of other folks from OWS. we made some signs and passed out flyers the detailed what the volcker rule is that  occupy the SEC wrote a 325-page letter outlining all the loopholes in the current volcker rule draft that banks […]

minutes from 2/13 meeting/MARCH!

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in lieu of a meeting monday, we all gather in liberty square with a number of other folks from OWS. we made some signs and passed out flyers the detailed what the volcker rule is that  occupy the SEC wrote a 325-page letter outlining all the loopholes in the current volcker rule draft that banks […]

minutes from 1/12 meeting with the SEC (conference call)

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Here is the official memo of the meeting on the SEC’s website: http://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-41-11/s74111-74.pdf Here are the minutes from the meeting.   – Question 314, regarding § 16, limitations on certain transactions with a covered fund: Section 619(f)(3)(A)(iii) of the statute instructs that The Board may permit a banking entity to enter into a prime brokerage […]

Minutes from 1/24/12 meeting

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Report banks on our sections of the letter.  Everyone did a report back on how their section of the letter was going. Akshat is finished Alexis has 10 questions left in covered funds, 10 questions left in safety and soundness and the repo questions M said he’d finish up his questions in the next few […]