• Project Invested - 809

    It’s time for a fuller perspective on why capital markets matter.

    SIFMA represents hundreds of banks, broker-dealers and asset managers, all of whom share a key set of values: we are dedicated to promoting investor opportunity, access to capital for families and businesses, and an efficient market system that stimulates economic growth and job creation.

    Project Invested offers a fresh perspective on the role of capital markets in our nation’s economy. By providing a forum to explore and discuss key concepts that underlie the market economy, we hope to spark a conversation about the importance of capital markets in both private and public enterprises. The fact is that the story of capital markets reaches far beyond cities that are considered to be financial centers — the most significant impact they have is felt every day on Main Street.

    We believe that's a story worth telling.

    Will Student Debt Cloud Millennials’ Economic Outlook?

     Student DebtA college education is still, for most people, worth the cost. But the possible downsides of excessive student loan debt should stand as a warning to aspiring students—and a reminder that all debt must be approached wisely and responsibly. Continue reading at projectinvested.com... 


    OPM Hack Shows Need for Stronger Cybersecurity. So Why Is Congress Stalling?

     CyberIf there was ever a time for Congress and the Obama administration to focus on action to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity defenses, the OPM breach has made it undeniably clear—that time is now. . Continue reading at projectinvested.com... 


    After the Flood: Gowanda Village Recovery Helped by Bond Issue

    GowandaWhen a catastrophic flood hit Gowanda, NY in August, 2009, overall damages to the tri-county area was estimated at $90 million. Sage Rutty, a local Rochester, NY family owned financial services firm, stepped up to assist the community recover. Many Sage Rutty municipal bond investors aren’t just looking for a good return on their investment; they also want to know that they’re helping to make something good happen. Continue reading at projectinvested.com... 


    The Oklahoma Standard: Muni Bonds Play Vital Role in Post-Tornado Recovery

    Moore-OKThe Moore, Oklahoma school district was in need of new facilities for its ever-growing enrollment numbers, but a severe tornado hit the district just one day before the bonds that were approved to pay for the improvements could go on sale to the public. In its aftermath, see how this community and the financial team involved was able to not only rebuild, but also make its original plans for growth possible. See Infographic and Continue reading at projectinvested.com... 


    Finance and The Good Society

    John Taft Book CoverThe financial services system has an opportunity to move past the damage of the recent financial crisis and become an agent of positive social change. So what needs to happen in order for finance to become a force for good in the world? Yale Professor Robert Shiller examines "Finance and the Good Society" in RBC Wealth Management’s John Taft’s A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance can Restore Faith in Capitalism. Continue reading at projectinvested.com... 



    Read more about the vital role of our capital markets, including local community stories and market explainers, at projectinvested.com.


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