SIFMA is the leading trade association for broker dealers, investment banks and asset managers operating in the U.S. and global capital markets.
On behalf of our industry’s nearly 1 million employees, we advocate on legislation, regulation and business policy, affecting retail and institutional investors, equity and fixed income markets and related products and services. We serve as an industry coordinating body to promote fair and orderly markets, informed regulatory compliance, and efficient market operations and resiliency. We also provide a forum for industry policy and professional development. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA).
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Our MembersSIFMA members provide access to capital so that ideas, businesses and savings can grow. America’s capital markets are the strongest in the world, providing more than 70% of funding for economic activity in terms of equity and debt financing of non-financial corporations. Our members’ combined businesses represent 75% of the U.S. broker-dealer sector by revenue and 50% of the asset management sector by assets under management.
The securities industry has employees in every state, employing 948,000 individuals across the country (a 0.4% decrease year-over-year).