Advocacy & Resources

Standards for Covered Clearing Agencies for US Treasury Securities and Application of the Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule

SIFMA and the Institute of International Bankers (IIB) provided comments to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the proposal of the Securities and Exchange Commission on Standards for Covered Clearing Agencies for U.S. Treasury Securities and Application of the Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule With Respect to U.S. Treasury…

Market Metrics and Trends

A Look at Monthly Volatility and Equity and Options Volumes Listen to report: In this report, we highlight monthly market trends for volatility, price and volumes: Monthly Metrics Volatility (VIX): Monthly average 44; -7.0% M/M, +2.0% Y/Y S&P 500 (Price): Monthly average 3,912.38; -0.1% M/M, -16.3% Y/Y Performance (month/year): best…

The SIFMA Podcast: One-on-One with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

In this episode of The SIFMA Podcast, SIFMA's Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. sits down with the 78th Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Janet L. Yellen, to discuss the state of the markets and their resiliency in the face of volatility. This conversation was recorded live from the…

Cybersecurity Guidance for Small Firms

As small businesses become increasingly dependent on services and applications that connect to the internet, they also become a larger target for cybercriminals looking to exploit vulnerabilities to steal money and information as well possibly destroy data and disrupt operations. As a result, it is crucial for small financial firms to take proper cybersecurity measures – to protect their customers, their firm, their partners and the markets they operate within. This resource page is intended to provide information applicable to small firms and supportive of their overall business model to increase their security and ensure the protection of their customers.