SIFMA Association News


Download SIFMA's Fact Book

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2016

The securities industry raised $2.2 trillion of corporate capital for US businesses in 2014 through debt and equity issuance in the US. Find more facts in SIFMA's indispensable Fact Book, an annual publication that contains comprehensive data on the securities industry, capital markets, market activity, investor participation, global markets, savings and investment, and much more. The Fact Book -- used frequently by industry professionals, regulators, academics and journalists -- amasses data from dozens of sources into a single, easily accessible reference source for researchers and others who track key industry statistics.


Register today -- Brexit: Implications for the Financial Services Industry, Sept. 15

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2016

Join SIFMA for a symposium on "Brexit: Implications for the Financial Services Industry" Sept. 15 in New York City. This event will bring together industry representatives and policy experts to examine and assess the potential implications for the future of the industry and for how firms operate transatlantically.


New research: US Repo Market Fact Sheet, 2016

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

Recent data for the tri-party repo market indicates US Treasury securities represent 48.5% of common collateral used, while agency mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations comprise 30.1% of collateral used in repurchase agreements. Reverse repurchase agreements outstanding in Q2'16 were slightly higher than in 2015. For more, download SIFMA's US Repo Market Fact Sheet. This report is an annual update and overview of the US repo market containing statistics and graphs on the US repurchase markets broken down by asset class.


Jack Dorsey and Mary Jo White added to the Capital Markets Conference -- Sept. 26-27, Washington, D.C.

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

By popular demand, SIFMA's Annual Meeting will return to our nation's capital this fall for candid one-on-one conversations, in-depth breakout sessions, and expert insights on the state of our capital markets and how we can retain their well-deserved reputation as the best in the world. Confirmed speakers include Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad, SEC Chair Mary Jo White and 30+ more industry leaders, policymakers and regulators. Early bird rates are available for a limited time -- register to reserve your ticket today.


View program: Municipal Analysts Seminar on Governmental Accounting, Sept. 14

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 23, 2016

Whether you are a relatively new analyst or a professional looking for a refresher, join SIFMA, MAGNY and GASB instructor Dean Mead for in-depth instruction on the rules that state and local governments follow when accounting for and reporting their finances in audited financial reports. The session, to be held on September 14 in New York City, will cover the basics from the perspective of the financial statement analyst, focusing on how the accounting standards affect the information that analysts receive, and the significant new changes to government financial reports that analysts have seen or will soon see, such as deferrals, pension information, and fair value disclosures.


SIFMA's Regulatory Tracker: Follow Key Regulatory Developments

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 23, 2016

SIFMA's Regulatory Tracker outlines SIFMA's ongoing contributions to the legislative and regulatory rulemaking processes. The chart lists select regulatory actions and deadlines as well as areas of key priority for SIFMA, including taxes, municipals securities, Dodd-Frank implementation and more. The Pipeline includes links to SIFMA comment letters filed within the calendar month, and the respective SIFMA committee and SIFMA staff contact are listed for further information.


Program now available: Regional Senior Investor Protection Workshop -- Sept. 21

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

Join SIFMA in St. Petersburg, Fla., for a morning of practical learning and information sharing among key stakeholders on how best to protect our senior investors. Our keynote speaker, Professor Samanez-Larkin, will present his work on the aging brain, which highlights the effects the aging process has on cognitive capacity in healthy adults.


SIFMA Standard Forms and Documentation Library: Promoting Market Efficiency

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

To promote transparency, efficiency and liquidity in the financial markets, SIFMA encourages the use of Standard Forms and Documentation. Check out the prepared tools available to you and your firm within SIFMA's extensive repository -- including an Institutional Suitability Certificate to comply with FINRA's Suitability Requirements, Market Agreed Coupon (MAC) contracts and rates, and MSRB Rule G-17 Model Disclosure Documents.


SIFMA AMG Global Development Conference: Oct. 13, NYC

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016

Join SIFMA AMG for a full-day conference to explore international regulatory issues and current events of interest to asset managers, including Brexit, reform of the regulation of the equities, fixed-income and derivatives markets, and systemic risk. Leaders from across the asset management industry will convene with representatives from the brokerage industry, exchanges, and other market participants to discuss timely global developments.


Oliver Wyman report highlights risks to markets from Basel reforms; GFMA recommends further impact analysis

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016


Explore capital markets in your state with SIFMA Research's interactive database

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016


Program available: Register today for SIFMA's C&L Regional Seminar in Charlotte

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 18, 2016

Join SIFMA's Compliance & Legal Society in Charlotte on Sept. 19! The full-day program will feature a fireside chat with Raymond James' General Counsel, Jonathan Santelli, and will cover a variety of current compliance and legal topics like securities enforcement, AML and OFAC compliance, and more! In addition, participants will be able to tailor their schedule with morning and afternoon concurrent sessions. Register today, at an early bird rate, to connect with securities regulators and network with your fellow industry professionals.


SIFMA's Regulatory Tracker: Follow key regulatory developments

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

SIFMA's Regulatory Tracker outlines the association's ongoing contributions to the legislative and regulatory rulemaking processes. The chart lists select regulatory actions and deadlines as well as areas of key priority for SIFMA including taxes, municipals securities, Dodd-Frank implementation and more. The Pipeline includes links to SIFMA comment letters filed within the calendar month, and the respective SIFMA committee and SIFMA staff contact are listed for further information.


Download the Playbook for Implementing T+2 Settlement Cycle in the US

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 15, 2016

A shorter settlement cycle will enhance US market structure by improving safety and efficiency for investors. The T+2 Industry Steering Committee's (ISC) Implementation Playbook, developed with Deloitte Advisory, provides a detailed timeline, milestones and dependencies to achieve the move to a two-day settlement cycle (T+2) in the US by Q3 2017. Shortening the US settlement cycle will provide a number of benefits, including reducing operational, systemic and counterparty risk and lowering liquidity needs, while aligning the US with other T+2 settlement markets across the globe. Download here.


Program now available: Register today for SIFMA's C&L Regional Seminar in Charlotte

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 12, 2016

Join SIFMA's Compliance & Legal Society in Charlotte on Sept. 19! The full-day program will feature a fireside chat with Raymond James' General Counsel, Jonathan Santelli, and will cover a variety of current compliance and legal topics like securities enforcement, AML and OFAC compliance, and more! In addition, participants will be able to tailor their schedule with morning and afternoon concurrent sessions. Register today, at an early bird rate, to connect with securities regulators and network with your fellow industry professionals.


New SIFMA Research: Capital Markets in Your State

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 12, 2016

SIFMA is excited to announce a new resource from SIFMA Research, Capital Markets in Your State. View and download state-by-state data on corporate, equity and municipal issuance; top public companies; securities industry employment; and more. We invite you to explore this interactive database to find the companies and municipalities in your state that are accessing the capital markets to drive economic growth.


Invitation to Participate: Survey for Report on Merit Budgets, Bonuses & Benefits -- 2017

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 11, 2016

SIFMA is pleased to announce we are now accepting information from suppliers and service providers for the 2017 edition of "Sources: A Resource Directory." Compiled by SIFMA, "Sources" is an easy-to-use guide of products and services for the securities and financial industry. SIFMA's Associate Members are eligible to participate at no cost as a benefit of membership. Sign up today!


Mark your calendar: Inaugural Senior Investor Protection Regional Workshop

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

On Sept. 21, SIFMA will host its inaugural Regional Senior Investor Protection Workshop in St. Petersburg, Fla. During this interactive event, attendees will have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the causes of cognitive decline, learn how to identify decline and exploitation, brainstorm actions to better protect their clients, and better understand the reporting process for suspected financial abuse.


Program available: SIFMA FMS & AICPA Securities Industry Conference, Oct. 19-20

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 09, 2016

Hosted by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and SIFMA's Financial Management Society, the National Conference on the Securities Industry provides essential updates on evolving securities regulations, compliance requirements and industry developments. Featured speakers include: Jim Weddle, Managing Partner of Edward Jones; Chris Church, Chief Business Development Officer of Digital Asset Holdings; Jack Brennan, Vanguard Chairman Emeritus & FINRA Lead Director; and Russell Golden, Chair of FASB. The conference will also hold an open Q&A session with representatives from the SEC, FINRA and CFTC. CPE credits will be available. Register at the early bird rate.


Announcing SIFMA AMG Global Development Conference: Oct. 13, NYC

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2016

Join SIFMA AMG for a full-day conference to explore international regulatory issues and current events of interest to asset managers, including Brexit, reform of the regulation of the equities, fixed-income and derivatives markets, and systemic risk. Leaders from across the asset management industry will convene with representatives from the brokerage industry, exchanges, and other market participants to discuss timely global developments.


Invitation to participate -- 2017 Edition of "Sources: A Resource Directory"

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016

SIFMA is pleased to announce we are now accepting information from suppliers and service providers for the 2017 edition of "Sources: A Resource Directory." Compiled by SIFMA, "Sources" is an easy-to-use guide of products and services for the securities and financial industry. SIFMA's Associate Members are eligible to participate at no cost as a benefit of membership. Sign up today!


US Repo Fact Sheet

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016


A Wall Street experience: 2016 InvestWrite winners visit New York City

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016


SIFMA's Annual Meeting, The Capital Markets Conference -- Sept. 27, Washington, D.C.

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

By popular demand, SIFMA's Annual Meeting will return to our nation's capital this fall for candid one-on-one conversations, in-depth breakout sessions, and expert insights on the state of our capital markets and how we can retain their well-deserved reputation as the best in the world. Confirmed speakers include Congressman Jeb Hensarling, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad, Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly and more. Register to reserve your ticket today.


Mark your calendar: SIFMA's 2017 AML & Financial Crimes Conference

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

Join us at SIFMA's Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference on Feb. 8-9 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Celebrating its 17th year, this is the only conference in the AML and financial crime space tailored to broker-dealers and other members of the securities industry, and we'd like your feedback. If you are looking to learn more on a particular topic or hear from a certain speaker, submit your request on our website. Early bird rates are available -- register today!


New SIFMA research: Capital markets in your state

SIFMA SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

SIFMA is excited to announce a new resource from SIFMA Research, Capital Markets in Your State. View and download state-by-state data on corporate, equity and municipal issuance; top public companies; securities industry employment; and more. We invite you to explore this interactive database to find the companies and municipalities in your state that are accessing the capital markets to drive economic growth.


Register today for SIFMA's Spotlight Session on FINRA Rule 4210 Implementation

SIFMA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

Join SIFMA for an in-person Securitization Spotlight Session on FINRA Rule 4210, which will establish margin requirements for transactions in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) market and other Agency MBS mortgage markets. The program will cover key areas of implementation as well as address your questions.


SIFMA highlights concerns with plan to develop the CAT, urges collaboration between SROs and the industry

SIFMA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016


Invitation to participate -- 2017 Edition of Sources: A Resource Directory

SIFMA SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2016

SIFMA is pleased to announce we are now accepting information from suppliers and service providers for the 2017 edition of "Sources: A Resource Directory." Compiled by SIFMA, "Sources" is an easy-to-use guide of products and services for the securities and financial industry. SIFMA's Associate Members are eligible to participate at no cost as a benefit of membership. Sign up today!




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