Public Policy

Congressional Testimony by SBIA Member Vince Foster re: Main Street Lending Program

August 7, 2020

Thank you for inviting me today to testify on the state of the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program. I’m Vince Foster, Executive Chairman of Main Street Capital. Main Street Capital is an active member...


SEC Report: 2020 Small Business Forum Recommendations

June 18, 2020

In the pages that follow, you will find a summary of this year’s Forum, including recommendations developed by Forum participants for changes needed to the capital raising framework. In converting to an all-virtual environment, we...


Congressional Testimony by SBIA President Brett Palmer on Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Capital Markets

May 26, 2020

Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance, provides testimony at U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Roundtable on Examining the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Capital Markets.


SBIA Letter re: Main Street Lending Program

April 16, 2020

On behalf of our members, the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) appreciates the ongoing work of the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department (“Treasury”) in responding to the unprecedented economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic....


Joint Trade Association Letter re: lending facilities established under the CARES Act and Affiliation Rule

April 10, 2020

The undersigned trade organizations write to you regarding implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program as well as lending facilities and programs established by the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department under the recently passed Coronavirus...


SBIA Comment Letter on Proposed Revisions to Restrictions on Proprietary Trading by Federal Banking Regulators

April 1, 2020

On behalf of its membership, the Small Business Investor Alliance (“SBIA”) is pleased to submit the following comments in response to the above-referenced joint notice of proposed rulemaking by federal banking regulators to amend section...


SBIA Letter re: CARES Act – Paycheck Protection Program (Affiliation Waiver)

April 1, 2020

Now that Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), work turns to its swift implementation. On behalf of its membership, the Small Business Investor Alliance (“SBIA”) stands ready to...


SBIA Survey of Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

March 21, 2020

The Small Business Investor Alliance surveyed the small business portfolios of Small Business Investment Companies to measure the impact the pandemic is having on their operations and employment. Small businesses are facing extreme cash flow...

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