US Capital Markets Deck 2018

America has the largest and deepest capital markets in the world – according to the Federal Reserve, the capital markets provide approximately 80% of debt financing for businesses in the U.S. The securities industry facilitates access to those markets, creating investor opportunity, capital formation, job creation and economic growth. Highlights from 2017:

  • By absolute size, the U.S. has the largest equity market cap at $32 trillion
  • Over 150 companies conducted IPOs in the U.S.
  • Nearly 1,200 companies issued $1.7 trillion in corporate bonds


About the Report

An annual report that illustrates the depth and breadth of the capital markets. With statistics on GDP and employment, overviews on bond and equity markets, plus closer looks at market segments including corporate bond issuance, IPOs and more.


SIFMA Research

  • Kyle Brandon, Managing Director, Director of Research
  • Sharon Sung, Vice President, Research
  • Justyna Podziemska, Assistant Vice President, Research
  • Andrew Greene, Intern, Research