Disclosure concerning asensio.com Founder’s Role in Government Policy Organization.

On July 15, 2010 Inside Higher Ed published an article titled “Does the Messenger Matter?” The article notes that asensio.com’s founder, Manuel P. Asensio, is president of a nonprofit group formed in December 2009 “that has chosen as one of its few advocacy issues the regulation of for-profit higher education.”

Mr. Asensio formed the Alliance of Economic Stability, Inc. (“AES”) www.eally.org to help educate Americans on the impact of the conflicts of interest, lack of accountability, and substantial discretionary power exercised by federal administrative agencies under the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946.

Traditionally Americans are taught about the separation of powers and the three branches of government but not the discretionary powers of the “fourth branch” of government, which are the administrative agencies run by Presidential appointees. Administrative agencies have a material economic impact without substantial judicial or congressional oversight.

The AES is at the forefront of financial and factual research into U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s allowance of FINRA’s regulatory deficiencies that are central to the sub-prime collapse and today’s economic crisis. The AES has also conducted research into the costs related to for-profit education companies’ (“For-Profits”) rule violations and the administrative deficiencies at the Department of Education (“DOE”) that have allowed the For-Profits to influence the DOE’s rule-making and enforcement policies in a manner that is counter to the nation’s interest.

Posted in Front Page Posts, Investor Advocacy

Manuel Asensio doesn’t bet often. But when he does, it’s wise to pay attention.

Paul Kaihla
eCompany Now
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About Our Founder
Learn more about asensio.com's founder, Manuel P. Asensio, and the website's origins. Click here to be directed to Mr. Asensio’s professional biography.
Media Record
Click here to see selected articles that discuss asensio.com's work and its unique legacy. asensio.com also strives to maintain a complete record of articles dealing with the companies that are the subject of asensio.com research.
Investment Record
Click here to view a list of the companies that have been subjects of asensio.com reporting and click here to see the complete investment record.
Asensio and FINRA
Asensio & Company, Inc. and Manuel P. Asensio are the only dedicated short sellers ever to have been members of FINRA. This unique-minority membership created complications in the regulatory relationship. Being the first activist short investors and among the first FINRA member firms with a website added to the complexity. A statement by Mr. Asensio is available here. Information necessary to obtain a meaningful understanding of the dispute is available in complete form HERE.