SIFMA Joins Coalition Letter Highlighting Problems with the PRO Act

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2021 – SIFMA today joined a coalition of trade associations, whose combined members provide financial services to more than 112 million American families, in a letter to Congressional leadership highlighting problems and possible unintended consequences of provisions within H.R. 842, known as the PRO Act:

“By effectively reclassifying independent contractors as employees, the PRO Act would create unintended consequences for the industry, and specifically insurance producers and independent financial advisors. These individuals are vital to ensuring that Main Street Americans have access to the important advice, products and services necessary to achieve their financial goals and protect their homes, families and businesses. In times of catastrophe, insurers engage independent contractors to provide a faster response for consumers experiencing loss. The PRO Act’s ‘ABC test’ could eliminate the choice a majority of practitioners have made to serve clients independently. In turn that could drastically reduce clients’ ability to access high quality advice for their insurance, investment and retirement security needs.”

Read the coalition’s full letter here.


SIFMA is the leading trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers operating in the U.S. and global capital markets. On behalf of our industry’s nearly 1 million employees, we advocate for legislation, regulation and business policy, affecting retail and institutional investors, equity and fixed income markets and related products and services. We serve as an industry coordinating body to promote fair and orderly markets, informed regulatory compliance, and efficient market operations and resiliency. We also provide a forum for industry policy and professional development. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit