SIFMA advocates for effective and resilient capital markets
SIFMA is the voice of the U.S. securities industry. We represent the broker-dealers, banks and asset managers whose nearly 1 million employees provide access to the capital markets, raising over $2.5 trillion for businesses and municipalities in the U.S., serving clients with over $18.5 trillion in assets and managing more than $67 trillion in assets for individual and institutional clients including mutual funds and retirement plans. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA).
SIFMA: Invested in America
SIFMA exists to advocate that America’s capital markets operate effectively and efficiently, to the benefit of all market participants.
America has the deepest and most liquid capital markets in the world; the securities industry facilitates access to them.
The combined businesses of SIFMA’s bank, broker-dealer and asset management members represent nearly 80% or $18 trillion of all broker-dealer client assets; 50% or $34 trillion of investment advisor assets under management; and 70% or 263,000 of U.S. financial advisors. We convene more than 10,000 financial professionals on more than 100 committees and societies, as well as countless task forces and working groups.
Capital markets recognize the best ideas and enterprises and propel them forward. SIFMA’s 2016 Year in Review is a retrospective of our members’ work advocating for their effectiveness and efficiency over the past year.
SIFMA's Annual Meeting convenes leaders of the financial-services industry for one-on-one conversations, in-depth discussions and expert insights on the state of our capital markets and how they can drive capital formation, job creation and economic growth.
SIFMA's origins go back to 1912 with the
founding of the Investment Bankers Association of America (IBA). Today, after the merger of multiple organizations in our 100+ year history, SIFMA represents the broker-dealers, banks and asset managers who provide access to the capital markets.