International Policy Government Representatives Committee

International Policy Overview

SIFMA supports an open global economy in which financial services can boost trade and world growth. SIFMA’s believes that, in addition to the free flow of goods and services around the world, this is helped by ensuring policies emerging from global financial centers are broadly consistent and that centers operate on a level playing field.

SIFMA is working to achieve its objectives with regional partners in the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA).

Committee Remit
The International Policy Committee serves as a forum to share information, enhance industry collaboration on key issues and build cohesive strategies for successful advocacy. The Committee brings together the major players in global financial services arena, including foreign-based firms with operations in the U.S. and U.S.-based firms with operations abroad.

In addition to its focus on international policy, the Committee brings international experiences and lessons learned to domestic advocacy. It also supports the development of strategies to engage foreign governments in support of SIFMA’s advocacy efforts on appropriate issues (i.e., highlight the international consequences of U.S. policies).

Key Priorities & Issues

  • Global Competitiveness
  • Access to Non-U.S. Markets
  • International Regulatory Coherence
  • Promotion of Trade & Investment
  • G-20 Agenda
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • S. China Bilateral Investment Treaty
  • VISA Reform

SIFMA Contacts

Peter Matheson
Managing Director
[email protected]
(202) 962-7324

Lisa Schaefer
Assistant Vice President
[email protected]
(202) 962-7340