Global Markets & Financial Institutions

Capital markets recognize and drive capital to the best ideas and enterprises. Capital, raised through equity and debt, can be used to grow businesses, finance investments in new plant, equipment and technology and fund infrastructure projects. This creates jobs and flows money into the economy. Additionally, businesses and individuals can invest in securities to generate wealth.

In this foundational presentation, a companion to our Primary, Secondary and Post-Trade Markets Primer, we provide a fundamental overview of U.S. capital markets and financial institutions including:

  • Overview of Capital Markets
  • Role of Financial Institutions
  • Investment Banking
  • Markets & Securities
  • Research
  • Asset Management
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Banking & Lending

SIFMA Insights Primers

The primer series from SIFMA Insights goes beyond a typical 101-level brief, breaking down important technical and regulatory nuances to foster a fundamental understanding of the marketplace and set the scene to address complex issues arising in today’s markets.


Katie Kolchin, CFA
Director of Research
SIFMA Insights