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Pennsylvania + Wall provides commentary on a broad range of current financial, economic and regulatory reform topics. The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of SIFMA.

July 27, 2016

A Wall Street Experience: 2016 InvestWrite Winners Visit New York City

A Wall Street Experience: 2016 InvestWrite Winners Visit New York City This June, the SIFMA Foundation hosted two middle-school and two high-school students, their families, and their teachers in the financial capital of the world: New York City. The students earned their tickets by placing first nationally in the fall and spring sessions of SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite essay competition. InvestWrite challenges students to think critically, and analyze various investment scenarios and generate long term recommendations. The four winners were selected from more than 20,000 participants. .... Read more...

July 26, 2016

The Cybersecurity Industry Today: A Conversation with Congress and the Financial Services Industry

By: Tom Wagner

At a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, Members of Congress gathered with financial industry experts from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wunderlich Securities to discuss the state of the cybersecurity industry today and the role of America's capital markets in funding cybersecurity initiatives..... Read more...

July 15, 2016

Podcast: SIFMA's Economic Advisory Roundtable Revises 2016 GDP Growth Down to 1.8%

Stuart Hoffman, senior vice president and chief economist for The PNC Financial Services Group and Chair of SIFMA's Economic Advisory Roundtable, discusses the Roundtable's U.S. Mid-Year 2016 Economic Outlook. .... Read more...

July 14, 2016

Social Impact Investing: A Conversation with Congress and the Financial Services Industry

By: Chris Killian

Social impact investing describes the direction of investment funds to opportunities or companies that have desirable environmental, governance or social factors, and is related to social finance, which involves the use financial assets or instruments to fund projects that have a positive social or environmental impact.

Through impact investing, America's capital markets enable programs to improve local outcomes and help communities combat the challenges of long-standing problems such as poverty, pollution, and other social needs. .... Read more...



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