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2018 Outlook: Through the Looking Glass


Trends in the Capital Markets

SIFMA is the voice of the U.S. securities industry. We are a member-driven organization that advocates for effective and efficient capital markets.

We represent the broker-dealers, banks and asset managers whose nearly 1 million employees provide access to the capital markets, raising over $2.5 trillion for businesses and municipalities in the U.S., serving clients with over $18.5 trillion in assets and managing more than $67 trillion in assets for individual and institutional clients including mutual funds and retirement plans.

Our members represent 75% of the U.S. broker-dealer sector by revenue and 50% of the asset management sector by assets under management. We convene more than 13,000 financial professionals on approximately 100 committees and societies, as well as countless task forces and working groups. Together, we are invested in America.

This report contains our insights into the markets, the industry’s viewpoints on critical policy issues and several helpful resources.