Securities Industry Institute (SII)

The Premier Executive Development Program for Financial Industry Professionals


March 03 - March 08, 2019


Philadelphia, PA

Hosted by

SIFMA and Wharton


SII 2019 registration is currently sold out. For inquires or to request to be added to the waitlist, please contact the SII Team at 212-313-1108 or [email protected]

The Securities Industry Institute® (SII) is the premier executive development program for financial industry professionals, hosted by SIFMA and Wharton.

For 68 years, SIFMA and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania have partnered to develop the industry’s high-potential, rising leaders. Each March, SII brings together 800 participants from across the industry with a world-class faculty on the campus of The Wharton School in Philadelphia.

Participants meet for one week over three consecutive years to develop leadership and managerial skills, and enhance investment and industry knowledge. SII’s cost-effective talent development approach delivers actionable knowledge that is implementable today: the mission of the Institute is to equip each participant with practical information, ideas, and answers directly applicable to their present and future responsibilities. Its customized curriculum is redesigned each year to reflect the needs of an ever-changing industry landscape.


“I was a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute…and the three-year program changed my life.  It gave me a sense of excitement and it broadened my horizons about what the industry was all about.” – John Taft, Vice Chairman of Baird


“You bring this great stew of people together and watch them interact and engage and everyone learns in that kind of environment… You make incredible friendships over the years and not just networking and business relationships, but great friendships.” – Joseph Sullivan, President & CEO of Legg Mason


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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Hotel Accommodations

SIFMA manages hotel reservations for all participants. Please contact us at [email protected] to make your reservation or add your housing request during the registration process.

  • Transportation is provided for any hotels not adjacent to the campus.
  • Hotel accommodations are not included in the program tuition.
  • There is a five-night minimum stay at all SII-designated hotels.
  • Any cancellation requests must be made through SIFMA.



Click the year-by-year programs below to view the 2019 SII curriculum.




For SII graduates interested in attending the 2019 SII Graduate Program, click on the graduate program below for more information.


For additional information, please contact Kristin Sheehan or Erin McNicholas at 212-313-1108 or [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

Due to program demand and the volume of pre-program preparation, cancellations are subject to a charge of one-half of the program fee ($2,750) until the registration deadline of December 14, 2018.  No refunds will be given after this date.  All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected].  Registrations will not be considered cancelled until you receive a cancellation confirmation from SIFMA.

If you find that a candidate is unable to attend, you may substitute someone in their place providing the substitution is submitted in writing, no later than February 1, 2019.

Refunds will not be given for late cancellations, no-shows, partial attendance or early departures.

Hotel Policy

All hotel reservations made through the SII registration process will be held within the SII/SIFMA room block and transferred over to the property before Institute Week. Any reservations changes must be made directly through SIFMA.  All confirmations will come directly from [email protected] and not the hotel itself. Upon arrival at the hotel participants will use their First & Last Name as confirmation. No confirmation number will be sent.

Payment information is required on the registration form to guarantee the hotel reservation; however, payment will be processed on site. Please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the tuition fee.

There is a FIVE-NIGHT MINIMUM (March 3-8, 2019) stay policy at all designated SII hotels. Whether participants check in a day late or leave a day early, they will be responsible for ALL FIVE NIGHTS. Participants will be billed for all five nights if they do not cancel their reservations by midnight on

January 18, 2019, or if their stay is less than the guaranteed nights. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to SIFMA at [email protected] Cancellations made directly with the hotel will not be honored.

Code of Conduct

SIFMA meetings and events are intended to educate and engage our members and industry participants in thoughtful conversations. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. SIFMA defines inappropriate behavior as any possible illegal conduct, verbal or physical abuse of any type, use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, unwanted invasions of privacy, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which are intended to cause personal offense to another participant either in-person at the event or through social media channels, or the violation of any local, state, or federal laws or regulations.

If you are involved in or witness an incident at a SIFMA meeting or event that violates this Code of Conduct, please use this anonymous incident report form to let SIFMA know immediately. Please provide as much information as possible about the incident so that we can make a proper investigation. Any violations of law should be reported to law enforcement authorities.

SIFMA will investigate any reported incidents swiftly and confidentially if possible. SIFMA, at our discretion, may act on any reports of inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to removing a participant from the meeting or event and/or bar that person from attending future SIFMA meetings or events. SIFMA shall not refund any money paid for such attendee to attend the meeting or event, or for any travel expenses incurred to attend.