Advocacy & Resources

COVID-19: Initial Lessons Learned and Considerations for Managing a Global Pandemic

In this report, COVID-19: Initial Lessons Learned and Considerations for Managing a Global Pandemic, SIFMA and Protiviti discuss the range of issues and events accentuated by the global coronavirus pandemic and the financial industry’s multifaceted and effective response thus far. We identify key lessons learned to date from managing this…

US Economic Survey, End-Year 2020

Key Takeaways 2020 GDP growth est. -2.5%, 2021 est. +3.5% (median forecast, 4Q/4Q) 2020 unemployment rate est. 6.8%, 2021 est. 5.4% (4Q average) Economists expect GDP to return to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2H21 Setting the Scene Earlier this year the world changed almost overnight. Along with learning new ways to…

Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Research has shown that firms with diverse employment perform better. An inclusive environment allows for greater collaboration and innovation. The securities and capital markets industry has long recognized that building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of the clients and communities we serve is both…

Business Continuity Planning

Financial services is a critical infrastructure sector. Through SIFMA, the industry has a robust infrastructure for dealing with incidents that can interrupt business and market functions.