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SEC director calls for private markets to open up for retail investors

August 2, 2020

Financial Times – In a story featuring SEC’s Director of Investment Management, Dalia Blass talking about opening up private markets to retail investors, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch said “said more ordinary investors would be exposed to greater risks and higher fees by the determination of the SEC Commissioners to expand access to private markets. […]

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Colorado pensions CIO on battle to protect retirement benefits

July 18, 2020

Financial Times – In a story about Colorado PERA, Healthy Markets member firm and Board Member, Amy McGarrity is featured.  Of Ms. McGarrity, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted “describes her as having “a good knack for spotting policy areas where improvements could be made to help investors”, pointing to her advocacy on […]

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‘The balloon might pop’: Fed’s corporate intervention spurs anxiety

July 17, 2020

Politico – In a story about the Federal Reserve’s bailout program, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying ““It’s the equivalent of handing a billionaire another hundred bucks and saying, ‘I just want to make sure you’re okay.” (Full Story).

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Blank-Check Boom Gets Boost From Coronavirus

July 13, 2020

WSJ – In a story about Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “The abbreviated process offers less information and time for investors to make informed decisions.” (Full Story).

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How Congress lets Chinese stocks thrive in U.S. despite delisting threat

July 9, 2020

By Kellie Mejdrich 07/09/2020 05:01 AM EDT President Donald Trump and U.S. lawmakers are threatening to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges for refusing to allow federal regulators to review their books. The trouble is, more and more Chinese companies are continuing to list in the U.S., thanks to a law passed by Congress […]

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How zero-fee trading helped Citadel cash in on retail trading boom

June 22, 2020

Financial Times – In a story about volatility and zero commission trading, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “”Not only are retail market makers getting increased trading volume, they are likely getting increased profitability per trade.” (Full Story).

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DOL encourages use of private equity funds in retirement plans Investor advocates warn high-risk, high-fee investments could harm savers

June 3, 2020

Investment News – In a story about the Department of Labor recommending retirement plans invest in private equity, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “The DOL should have been more cautious about opening the door to private equity’ and “The pension and retirement community’s track record with private equity has been mixed at […]

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Post-Flash Crash Fixes Bolstered Markets During Coronavirus Selloff

May 5, 2020

WSJ – In a story about the resiliency of the markets in recent times citing many of the fixes following the Flash Crash of 2010, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “Amidst high volumes and volatility, the post-flash crash upgrades to the trading infrastructure seem to have worked.” (Full Story).

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When Volatility Surges, SEC’s Trade-Monitoring System Has Struggled

April 2, 2020

WSJ – In a story about the rise in market volatility and volumes and the SEC’s ability to oversee the market, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “the SEC still doesn’t have a comprehensive view of the markets.” (Full Story).

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Fed’s big boost for BlackRock raises eyebrows on Wall Street

March 27, 2020

Financial Times – In a story about the US Federal Reserve investing in Exchange Traded Funds via Blackrock, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “That decision by federal regulators today looks ironic” and, “In this time of crisis, the Fed is turning to BlackRock for help, in part because it is so […]

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