Advocacy & Resources

The DOL Fiduciary Rule: A study on how financial institutions have responded and the resulting impacts on retirement investors

The DOL Fiduciary Rule: A study on how financial institutions have responded and the resulting impacts on retirement investorsReport on Financial Institutions’ Responses to the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule and its Impacts on Investors. SIFMA engaged Deloitte to facilitate this study with 21 SIFMA member firms whose businesses include providing individual…

US Economic Outlook Mid-Year 2017

SIFMA's Economic Advisory Roundtable forecasted that the U.S. economy will grow 2.1 percent in 2017, strengthening to 2.3 percent in 2018. The current outlook for 2017 is slightly weaker than the Roundtable's end-year 2016 prediction. Monetary Policy: All but one respondent expect the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to raise…

Getting It Right: Calibrating Regulation for Growth

By Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. Nearly ten years since the financial crisis, the United States economy has recovered more quickly than other jurisdictions due in large part to our robust capital markets and diversified banking system. Our banks are far better capitalized and markets more resilient, having absorbed hundreds of…

Holiday Schedule

On behalf of financial markets participants, SIFMA recommends a holiday schedule for financial markets in the U.S., U.K. and Japan. View SIFMA’s policy (pdf) on unscheduled changes in trading hours.