Securities Industry Institute (SII)

The Premier Executive Development Program for Financial Industry Professionals


March 04 - March 09, 2018


Philadelphia, PA

Hosted by

SIFMA and Wharton


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

For 67 years, SIFMA and The Wharton School have partnered to develop the industry’s high-potential, rising leaders. Held on the Wharton campus, participants meet for one week each March to complete required coursework for this three-consecutive year program that utilizes unique and unconventional teaching models.

The purpose of SII is to bring together high-potential, rising talent from across the industry to learn from authorities on topics which enhance their leadership and managerial abilities and augment their investment and industry knowledge.  Participating firms benefit directly from SII’s cost-effective talent development approach.  SII delivers practical, actionable knowledge implementable today.  Attendees examine major issues exceptional managers and leaders encounter in their professional roles facilitated by a world-class faculty.

Beyond the objective of creating opportunities for personal and professional development, the Members of SIFMA have supported SII as a vehicle for the industry to develop talent with the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and professional excellence.  The SII program continues to shine a spotlight on ethical decision-making and the role of leadership in strengthening trust and confidence.


Registration Rates $5000
Registration Rates $7000
Member Non-Member
Registration Rates $5000 $7000


Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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: Most SII-designated hotels are adjacent to the Wharton campus and provide special rates for SII participants. For non-adjacent hotels, SIFMA provides bus transportation to and from campus.
  • Rates and Payment:  Hotel accommodations are not included in the program tuition. Payment information is requested on the registration form to guarantee the hotel reservation. Individuals are required to settle their bill directly with the hotel before checking out.
  • Minimum Stay: There is a five-night minimum (March 4-9, 2018) at all SII-designated hotels. Whether participants check-in a day late or leave a day early, they will be responsible for all five nights.
  • Cancellation Policy: Participants will be billed for all five nights if they do not cancel their reservations prior to January 19, 2018, or if their stay is less than the guaranteed five nights. All cancellation requests much be sent to [email protected]. Cancellations made directly with the hotel will not be honored.

Hotel Locations

The Philadelphia Marriott (Year 1, 2 & 3 Participants)
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 625-2900

Homewood Suites (Year 1, 2 & 3 Participants)
4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 382-1111

The Study at University City (Year 2 & 3 Participants)
20 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 387-1400

The Inn at Penn (Year 3 Only)
Sansom Common
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 222-0200


2018 will mark the program’s 67th year – making it one of the oldest executive education programs in the country. Download the 2018 Enrollment Guide to learn how you can join in our history of leadership development excellence.


SII is a long-standing and widely recognized executive development program for the securities industry.  We are pleased to present graduates with an official certificate, and to provide students with Continuing Education (CE) Credits throughout their three years of attendance.

CE Credits

CFPSIFMA is pleased to work with the following respected industry organizations to offer Continuing Education (CE) Credits for many courses within our curriculum.

Certified Financial Planners® (CFP): SIFMA submits the entire SII program to the CFP Board of Standards for review. If you are seeking CFP credit for appropriate sessions, you must sign the evaluation cards distributed in class, attesting to your attendance.
CE Credits available for SII 2017

Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

CLE CreditSIFMA has been certified by the New York State Continuing legal Education board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. Those seeking CLE credit for appropriate sessions MUST sign the evaluation cards distributed in class, attesting to your attendance. This record will be maintained by SIFMA and submitted to the New York State CLE Board where applicable.

Terms and Conditions

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.