Advocacy & Resources

Funding and Financing Options to Bolster American Infrastructure

Submission for the Record by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association before the Senate Finance Committee in the hearing: “Funding and Financing Options to Bolster American Infrastructure” SIFMA and its member firms strongly support increased investment in this country’s infrastructure, which will help spur job creation and economic growth.…

US Economic Survey, Mid-Year 2021

Key Takeaways 2021 GDP growth est. 7.5%, vs. -2.4% in 2020 (median forecast, 4Q/4Q) 2021 unemployment rate est. 5.2%, vs. 8.1% in 2020 (4Q average) 2021 inflation estimate 2.9%, vs. 1.6% in 2020 (Core CPI, 4Q/4Q) Setting the Scene When we last did this survey, in December 2020, economists were…

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SIFMA, ICI and DTCC Leading Effort to Shorten U.S. Securities Settlement Cycle to T+1, Collaborating with the Industry on Next Steps

Washington, DC/New York/London/Hong Kong/Singapore/Sydney, April 28, 2021— The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Investment Company Institute (ICI), and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) are collaborating on efforts to accelerate the U.S. securities settlement cycle from T+2 to T+1, the organizations announced today. Working closely with…

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.