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Crypto’s plummet tests the durability of a hyperdrive industry

May 13, 2022

Washington Post – In a story about crypto prices plummeting, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “traditional financial institutions have missed too many years of booming crypto values to be dissuaded from the crypto market now. “Concerns over fraud, volatility, and regulatory uncertainty kept many traditional financial firms on the sidelines for […]

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Elon Musk acquires Twitter for roughly $44 billion

April 26, 2022

Washington Post – In a story about billionaire Elon Musk buying Twitter, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “Regulators could raise objections to Musk potentially collateralizing the purchase with Tesla stock. This is buying a lot of one company by borrowing against billions of dollars in shares of another company, and that […]

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Elon Musk, Twitter’s largest single shareholder and board member, pledges ‘significant improvements.’ Will Tesla’s founder attempt to change how you tweet?

April 16, 2022

Market Watch – In a story about Elon Musk becoming Twitter stocks largest shareholder, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “Musk’s new 9.2% stake by itself does not give him any direct control of Twitter. The question then becomes even if he doesn’t explicitly have direct control or formal control, will he […]

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Analysis: U.S. mulls shaking up stock trading rules to aid small investors

March 30, 2022

Reuters – In a story about potential SEC changes to market structure, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “he expects the agency to clarify that “best execution” requires brokers to obtain the best available price rather than a fractional price improvement.”I expect it will say to the industry: ‘you have to give […]

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Bitcoin Price Surges on Biden’s Crypto Executive Order

March 9, 2022

WSJ – In a story about a presidential order regarding the oversight of crypto currencies, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying ““Silicon Valley and their army of new lobbyists may have feared the worst, and instead the White House is rolling out the welcome mat. Politicians and lobbyists are likely to use […]

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U.S. activist investors, Icahn cry foul over proposed stock disclosure rule

March 3, 2022

Reuters – In a story about activist investors, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “activists do play a “critical” role in pushing for change but was skeptical the rule would seriously harm them.” (Full Story).

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Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin’s firms have $86 million in companies making guns and ammunition

March 1, 2022

WBEZ – In a story about Citadel’s investment into gun and ammunition manufacturers, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “Based on their holdings, it appears that they have pretty significant engagement and exposure to the sector, and that’s a choice they’re making whether for their hedge fund or their market maker. “Those […]

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Libor Reversal Draws Fine Line Between ‘Wrong’ And Fraud

February 15, 2022

Law 360 – In a story about LIBOR reversal, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted calling the opinion “a head scratcher in every respect,” and pondered what else prosecutors would have needed to do to secure a conviction. “There isn’t a reasonable dispute over whether the rates were manipulated. But the court suggeststhat […]

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SEC Could Tighten Eligibility For Private Market Investors

February 15, 2022

Law 360 – In a story about the SEC moving to tighten eligibility in the private market, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying  “Wealth and income are terrible proxies for sophistication and sophistication is a terrible proxy for whether or not the securities laws should apply. No matter how sophisticated you are, you […]

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Gensler’s aggressive agenda continues as SEC proposes shortening settlement times in wake of GameStop saga

February 10, 2022

Marketwatch – In a story about SEC Chair Gary Genslers aggressive agenda, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “If anything has been made clear over the past few years, it’s that a lot of rules have to be fixed, from stock and treasuries trading to crypto. Investors are increasingly questioning the stability […]

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