Robert Toomey

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Rates SIFMA

Mr. Toomey is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Rates at SIFMA. Mr. Toomey’s primary responsibilities include staffing SIFMA’s Rates Area (encompassing U.S. Federal government and agency debt businesses and short-term funding businesses, including repo, securities lending, prime brokerage and money market instruments).  In addition, Mr. Toomey has been the principal staff person coordinating advocacy efforts on the Volcker Rule.

Prior to joining SIFMA’s predecessor, the Bond Market Association, in September 2004, Rob served from 1995 as Counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, principally supporting the NY Fed’s Markets Group in connection with US Treasury activities, open market operations, primary dealer relationships and foreign exchange. Immediately prior to joining the NY Fed, Rob was a Special Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. Prior to the SEC he was an Associate at the law firm of Reid & Priest.

Rob has a BA from Haverford College and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.