Advocacy & Resources

SIFMA - Cerulli Associates: Individual Investors’ Use of Financial Advisors

The SIFMA commissioned research Individual Investors' Use of Financial Advisors conducted by Cerulli Associates, explores the relationship between individual investors defined as households with $100,000 to $1,000,000 of investable assets and their financial advisors. Financial advisors are a critical link in helping investors reach their financial goals. This  research not…

COVID-19 Related Market Turmoil Recap: Part II

Fixed Income and Structured Products In light of COVID-19 related market dislocations, SIFMA Research tracked daily market metrics (rates, spreads, indexes) across various fixed income and structured products markets, as well as issuance trends. This report is the culmination of that work, analyzing market trends from the start of the…

Unpacking the Federal Reserve’s COVID-19 Sensitivity Analysis

The analysis was severe; the Fed should avoid punitive assumptions in the next round of submissions to promote economic recovery Key Takeaways: The 2020 DFAST contained severe macroeconomic scenario assumptions, even for current conditions. The Fed’s COVID-19 sensitivity analysis (“COVID-19 analysis”) added even more stringent assumptions. Notably, and contrary to…

Holiday Schedule

On behalf of financial markets participants, SIFMA recommends a holiday schedule for financial markets in the U.S., U.K. and Japan. Business Continuity Planning BCP and COVID-19 SIFMA’s Business Continuity Planning team continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our industry and the markets. Here are…