2024 Capital Markets Outlook
Capital markets drive growth, allocate risk, and support financial stability, facilitating the transfer of funds from those in need of capital to those who seek a return on their assets.
This 2024 Capital Markets Outlook contains our insights into the markets, the industry’s viewpoints on critical policy issues, and several helpful resources, all guided with one thing at top of mind – our clients. We hope you find this of interest and of use.
At SIFMA, we believe vibrant and healthy capital markets are created by:
- Ensuring high standards of market integrity and investor protection;
- Enabling capital formation through savings and investment;
- Promoting financial literacy and a strong retail investor culture; and
- Calibrating supervision and regulation with innovation and growth.
As the voice of America’s securities industry, SIFMA represents hundreds of broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers. Our members facilitate access to capital, provide high-quality advice and offer products and services that help clients achieve their long-term goals.
SIFMA’s principal role is to advocate on our members’ behalf for effective and resilient capital markets. We accomplish this by engaging policy makers with our subject matter experts on legislative, regulatory and business policies. We also provide information, analysis and expertise for informed regulatory compliance; facilitate orderly, resilient and efficient market operations through our role as a coordinating body; and serve as a spokesperson for the industry, utilizing our substantive research. Thousands of industry professionals gather through our committees, forums and roundtables, and participate in our leading executive education and events.
In 2023, SIFMA submitted more than 130 regulatory comment letters, studies and legislative testimony on policies and regulations affecting the marketplace and its investors. We are also leading the effort to shorten the settlement cycle to T+1 in May 2024; coordinating industry-wide exercises to protect against the ever-present threat of cyberattacks; and looking to the future by fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and empowering the next generation with financial knowledge.
This moment is ripe with opportunities for our industry and the clients we serve. Now, more than ever, is the time to embrace our role in helping build strong financial foundations and create positive impacts on society. This 2024 Capital Markets Outlook contains our insights into the markets, the industry’s viewpoints on critical policy issues, and several helpful resources, all guided with one thing at top of mind – our clients. We hope you find this of interest and of use.
Watch to learn more about SIFMA’s work on behalf of effective and resilient capital markets.