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What Do Recent SEC Hires Say About Commission’s Direction?

September 3, 2021

Law 360 – In a story about SEC Chair Gensler’s hires, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “They’re very engaged in the policy and regulatory debates, but they’re very much not the traditional industry insiders who often staff up agencies. It’s a strong statement that the Chair is focused on restoring the […]

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SEC Taps Longtime Investor Advocate As Adviser To Gensler

September 1, 2021

Law 360 – In a story about SEC Chair Gensler hiring Barb Roper, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch said “There is nobody who has greater expertise on the duty of care obligations for brokers and investment advisors than Barbara Roper,” he said. “You may agree or disagree with her, but there’s nobody who’ll say […]

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SPACs went up, then down, but they’re not out

August 21, 2021

NY Times – In a story about Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying that he “believes that not all SPACs are bad, but the guaranteed remuneration for sponsors can reduce the incentive to pursue high-quality target companies, paving the way for bad outcomes. It seems pretty clear […]

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Robinhood’s Debut Is Clouded by SEC Scrutiny of Payment for Order Flow

July 8, 2021

WSJ – In a story about PFOF and what the regulatory future holds, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying ““The entire business model of some brokers is in the crosshairs.” (Full Story).

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GameStop. Dogecoin. Now AMC. Do meme traders need to be protected from themselves?

June 18, 2021

Vox – In a story about meme stocks, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “said he has concerns some of the meme stock trading is affecting the overall quality of and confidence in the market.“ (Full Story).

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High-Speed Trader Virtu Fires Back at Critics Amid Meme-Stock Frenzy

June 14, 2021

WSJ – In a story about Virtu Financial publishing statistics to refute claims on pricing retail orders via its wholesaler, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “Payment for order flow is fundamentally flawed because it poses a conflict of interest for brokers. There’s a simple question that every investor needs to ask, […]

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Biden’s SEC budget request inadequate as agency tackles ambitious agenda, financial watchdogs say

June 5, 2021

Marketwatch – In a story about President Biden’s SEC budget, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “The agency is facing pressure from every angle to do more. The agency is being asked to to a lot of things that it hasn’t traditionally done at the same time. This is not a qualitatively […]

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How billionaires’ secretive speculation threatens the next financial meltdown

May 26, 2021

Market Watch – In a story about Archegos and family run offices, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying ““We now have a clear example of someone exploiting the family-office exemption and creating systemic risk.”  (Full Story).

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Washington wakes up to Covid-fueled investment risks as crypto, SPACs tank

May 21, 2021

Politico – In a story about Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Healthy Markets Executive Director Tyler Gellasch is quoted saying “When SPACs, cryptocurrencies and meme stocks had valuations all heading to the moon, there wasn’t a lot of tire-kicking on the real risks to investors, but now that some of the risks are turning into losses, […]

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Congressional Scrutiny Adds Momentum For SPAC Oversight

May 11, 2021

Law 360 – In a story about SPAC oversight, Healthy Markets Executive Director is quoted saying “Congress doesn’t have to pass a law to have influence over regulators. And it doesn’t have to pass a law to alert the rest of the world that this is going to be subject to significant additional governmental scrutiny. […]

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