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Energy Research Expert from Idaho National Lab Joins ACCF

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announces the latest addition to its team of policy experts. Efe Kurt, Ph.D. joins the...

ACCF Strengthens Board of Advisors

Former Cabinet Secretary, Members of Congress, and Presidential Campaign Advisor Join ACCF Bipartisan Board of Advisors WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation...

Retirement Policy Expert Dallas Salisbury Joins ACCF as Senior Nonresident Fellow

The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announced the addition of retirement policy expert Dallas Salisbury as a Senior Nonresident Fellow for Retirement Policy...

ACCF Joins Main Street Employers Coalition in COVID Economic Response

The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 March 18, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Speaker of the House of Representatives United States Capitol Washington,...

ACCF Joins Coalition Urging DOE Innovation

Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur Energy and Water Development Subcommittee House Committee on Appropriations 2186 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Chairman Lamar Alexander Energy and Water Development Subcommittee...

ACCF Joins Coalition in Support of American Energy Innovation Act

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: We are writing to urge you to support S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act.” Our diverse organizations...

2020 and U.S. Economic Policy

On February 25 the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon, "2020 and U.S. Economic Policy." Participants included Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI)
, James Lankford (R-OK)
, and...

Energy Industry Experts Join ACCF

The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announces the latest additions to its leadership team of policy experts. Kyle Isakower joins the American Council for...

The Future of the U.S. Energy Landscape with Secretary of the Interior Bernhardt

On January 7, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon on "The Future of the U.S. Energy Landscape," featuring Secretary of the Interior David...

In Memoriam: Paul Volcker, former Fed Chairman and ACCF Board Member

The ACCF bids farewell to Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan from 1979 to 1987.  Volcker also...

ACCF Applauds USMCA Breakthrough

ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber praised the bipartisan deal struck by House Democrats and the White House on the USMCA trade agreement.

Battle royale: SEC locks horns with investors over proxy advisers

Last year, a report commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation, a non-profit, found 139 purported “proxy adviser errors” across 94 different companies. But in a letter to the SEC last month, the CII said that when it delved into the ACCF report, it found that “most of the claimed errors were actually disagreements on analysis and methodologies.”

The Proxy Protection Racket

Studies have found that the two firms can swing 20% of votes in proxy elections. An American Council for Capital Formation review last year found that 175 asset managers with $5 trillion of assets voted with ISS recommendations 95% of the time. Activist hedge-fund investors often enlist the proxy firms to shake up management, for better or worse.

The Future of USMCA and Its Impact on the North American Economy

On October 22, 2019, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on "The Future of the USMCA and Its Impact on the North American...

ACCF Praises DOE Leadership

ACCF Thanks Outgoing Energy Secretary Perry, Praises Continued Leadership at Department of Energy Under Brouillette

Political Tech Innovator and Energy Industry Expert Join ACCF

Mike Roman is a well-known and respected figure in Washington energy and trade policy circles and Emil Pitkin brings a unique perspective of Silicon Valley innovation to Washington policymaking. Both are true experts in their respective fields and will add significant depth to our team.