• We commend remarks made last week by former @federalreserve Governor Tarullo on recent #repomarket volatility - specifically, his acknowledgment that aspects of post crisis capital and liquidity rules may have played a part. Link https://t.co/iAFuc1R2Eh
    SIFMA Mon 09 Dec 2019 14:34

    Washington, D.C., December 6, 2019 – SIFMA today issued the following statement from President and CEO Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. on the potential need to modify rules governing liquidity, as noted by former member of the Board of Governors of Federal Reserve Daniel Tarullo yesterday at a Brookings Institute Symposium:

    “We commend statements and recommendations made by former Governor Tarullo on recent repo market volatility, which merit review by policymakers. Specifically, his acknowledgement that certain aspects of the post crisis capital and liquidity rules, which include liquidity requirements around Recovery and Resolution Planning, the G-SIB Capital Buffer, the Enhanced Supplemental Leverage Ratio, the Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Liquidity Stress Testing (CLAR), may have played a part in recent repo market volatility which prompted the Federal Reserve to inject additional liquidity into the market on an ongoing basis. It is critical to the functioning of the...

  • "If there’s a breach, then the clients — who’s going to deal with their credit monitoring, who’s going to deal with all of those issues around that?" asks Bentsen Link
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 22:10

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  • (10/10) $34.6 trillion #retirement assets in 2018, -1.3% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (9/10) 40.2% #securities outstanding across the globe in 2018, up from 39.4% in 2017
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (8/10) $43.7 trillion #fixedincome outstanding (2Q19), +4.2% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (7/10) $6.7 trillion #fixedincome issuance, +20.1% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (6/10) 129 #IPO deals, -24.6% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (5/10) $44.7 billion #IPO value, -6.2% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (4/10) 7.1 billion shares traded on U.S. #equity markets per day, -0.6% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (3/10) 41.5% global #equity market cap, up from 41.4% YTD 2018
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (2/10) $35.4 trillion #equity market cap, +5.9% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • (1/10) $186.4 billion #equity issuance, -6.4% Y/Y
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35
  • SIFMA just released our end-year 2019 economic outlook: Link. Here are its top ten #capitalmarkets stats, chosen by our president and CEO, Ken Bentsen, and director of research, Katie Kolchin. (data through 10/31/2019 unless indicated otherwise) https://t.co/J6CQJW1S0R
    SIFMA Thu 05 Dec 2019 15:35

    The SIFMA Economic Advisory Roundtable brings together Chief U.S. Economists of over 20 global and regional financial institutions. The twice-annual U.S. Economic Survey compiles economic forecasts from roundtable members, published prior to the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. This report analyzes economists’ expectations for: GDP growth, unemployment rate, inflation rate, interest rates, etc. It also reviews expectations for policy moves at the upcoming FOMC meeting, as well as discussing key macroeconomic topics and how these factors could impact monetary policy.

    Compared with the June survey, the economists surveyed increased their GDP growth estimates for 2019 by 0.05% to a median forecast of 2.2%, on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis. For 2020, the median forecast was lowered by 0.1% to 1.8%, on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis.

    “Despite the markdown in 2020 GDP growth, the economy is still expected to...

  • NEW PODCAST & REPORT: It is no surprise that #trade, global growth and US political uncertainty were among the top risks to our roundtable's 2020 #economic outlook - both to the up and downside. For more on what chief economists expect in 2020, visit: Link https://t.co/uBslQxTy7O
    SIFMA Wed 04 Dec 2019 21:29

    The SIFMA Economic Advisory Roundtable brings together Chief U.S. Economists of over 20 global and regional financial institutions. The twice-annual U.S. Economic Survey compiles economic forecasts from roundtable members, published prior to the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. This report analyzes economists’ expectations for: GDP growth, unemployment rate, inflation rate, interest rates, etc. It also reviews expectations for policy moves at the upcoming FOMC meeting, as well as discussing key macroeconomic topics and how these factors could impact monetary policy.

    Compared with the June survey, the economists surveyed increased their GDP growth estimates for 2019 by 0.05% to a median forecast of 2.2%, on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis. For 2020, the median forecast was lowered by 0.1% to 1.8%, on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis.

    “Despite the markdown in 2020 GDP growth, the economy is still expected to...

  • Stay tuned for a podcast where Ellen Zentner, Chief US Economist for @MorganStanley, walks through highlights of the survey results
    SIFMA Wed 04 Dec 2019 15:44
  • SIFMA Roundtable of Economists Unveils 2020 Economic Outlook: Trade, global growth and US political shock key risk factors in the forecast. Median #GDP forecasts nudged up to 2.2% for 2019 and down to 1.8% for 2020. Get all survey results here: Link #FOMC https://t.co/LdRYlYJsjD
    SIFMA Wed 04 Dec 2019 15:39

    The SIFMA Economic Advisory Roundtable brings together Chief U.S. Economists of over 20 global and regional financial institutions. The twice-annual U.S. Economic Survey compiles economic forecasts from roundtable members, published prior to the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. This report analyzes economists’ expectations for: GDP growth, unemployment rate, inflation rate, interest rates, etc. It also reviews expectations for policy moves at the upcoming FOMC meeting, as well as discussing key macroeconomic topics and how these factors could impact monetary policy.

    Compared with the June survey, the economists surveyed increased their GDP growth estimates for 2019 by 0.05% to a median forecast of 2.2%, on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis. For 2020, the median forecast was lowered by 0.1% to 1.8%, on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis.

    “Despite the markdown in 2020 GDP growth, the economy is still expected to...

  • Just posted! Watch the replay of @CFTCstump's one-on-one conversation with SIFMA's Ken Bentsen at #SIFMAAnnual Link @CFTC #capitalmarkets Link
    SIFMA Mon 02 Dec 2019 17:32

    SIFMA’s Annual Meeting is where the capital markets meet. In November 2019, CFTC Commissioner Dawn Stump sat down with SIFMA president and CEO Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. for a candid one-on-one conversation. Watch their discussion for insights into what's ahead for the capital markets.

    To view more video from the conference, visit sifma.org/annual.

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  • .@JamesCarville and Mary Matalin to keynote #SIFMACL! Returning in 2020 by popular demand, hear their perspective on what to expect in the upcoming presidential election as well as what we've learned since they last joined us in 2016. Register now: Link https://t.co/dnDNZKWMPJ
    SIFMA Mon 02 Dec 2019 16:42

    For 52 years, SIFMA’s C&L Annual Seminar has served as the preeminent event for compliance and legal professionals working in financial services. Throughout the three-day program, participants hear directly from industry leaders and regulators on the latest developments and trends and build professional relationships to collaborate better.

    With focused discussions by noted keynote speakers and subject matter experts, attendees will have the opportunity to earn CLE credit, including diversity and ethics credit, and network with peers.

    Discover the 2020 C&L program tracks here!

  • New from SIFMA Insights, The Capital Markets Conference Debrief: Perspectives and key themes from analysts, executives and market participants in attendance at SIFMA's 2019 Annual Meeting. Includes audience poll results + more! Link #SIFMAAnnual #capitalmarkets https://t.co/QmiKLCrzUn
    SIFMA Tue 26 Nov 2019 20:51

    Recently, SIFMA hosted its Annual Meeting, The Capital Markets Conference. With two days of presentations and events and hundreds of attendees, we gained insights into top-of-mind topics for market participants. Inside this note, we recap just some of what was seen and heard, as well as key themes heard throughout the year.

  • Our thanks to the many #SIFMAAnnual delegates who provided Thanksgiving dinners to more than 100 families in the Washington, DC community. There's still time to donate! Visit Link. From all of us at SIFMA, best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday. https://t.co/9g2oNsiI8a
    SIFMA Tue 26 Nov 2019 17:16

    Bread for the City believes nobody should have to forego holidays, celebrations, and family traditions due to financial circumstances, and we're proud to support this mission.

    During the month of November, we will raise donations to provide 11,000 community members living on low-incomes with a turkey and all the trimmings. Just $38 provides a holiday meal kit for a family of four.

    Thank you for supporting DC neighbors, through this drive, and standing with the Bread for the City community!

  • We support a successfully implemented and secured #ConsolidatedAuditTrail but as SIFMA CEO Bentsen writes, it is critical the @SEC_News and SROs take necessary steps to protect sensitive CAT data and ensure accountability for any breaches. Read: Link #CATNMS https://t.co/TRQwLPYVng
    SIFMA Mon 25 Nov 2019 12:30

    The Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) is a major regulatory initiative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and twenty-four (24) self-regulatory organizations (SROs) including FINRA and stock and options exchanges to significantly enhance regulators’ ability to monitor and analyze trading activity. Under the CAT, broker-dealers will be required to report every equity and option transaction as well as certain personal information of retail and institutional clients to a database operated by the twenty-four (24) SROs.

    When it’s completed, the CAT will become the world’s largest database of equity securities and listed options transactions, including:

  • Happy Thanksgiving! We confirm our previous #fixedincome market recommendations for a full close on 11/28 and an early close on 11/29 in observance of the holiday. Link #capitalmarkets #finserv https://t.co/GiU0Gbq2kZ
    SIFMA Mon 25 Nov 2019 12:30

    New York, N.Y., November 22, 2019 — SIFMA confirmed its previous recommendations for the U.S., the U.K., and Japan in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.

    These recommendations apply to trading of U.S. dollar-denominated government securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, over-the-counter investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, municipal bonds and secondary money market trading in bankers’ acceptances, commercial paper and Yankee and Euro certificates of deposit.

    SIFMA’s recommended early and full market closes are recommendations only; each member firm should decide for itself whether its fixed-income departments remain open for trading. All SIFMA recommendations are subject to change due to market conditions.

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    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...

  • Early bird rates are available for SIFMA's Insurance and Risk-Linked Securities Conference! Join over 350 delegates, representing a diverse range of market participants from across #ILS, to discuss 2020 outlook and growth Link #IRLS2020 #reinsurance #catbond https://t.co/0ZA7juZrI6
    SIFMA Wed 20 Nov 2019 17:30

    Each year, the SIFMA Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) Conference brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts for a robust industry discussion on the numerous factors that are reshaping the ILS markets and driving further growth.

    Register for IRLS 2020:  Early bird rates end December 20, 2019

    At IRLS 2019, over 350 delegates – representing a diverse range of participants from across the insurance-linked market – gathered to discuss the activity in 2018 and how it affected the outlook for the year ahead.

  • Great to hear from the co-chairs of the House @ProbSolveCaucus this afternoon at #SIFMAAnnual. "I'm a proud Republican and @RepJoshG is a proud Democrat," said @RepTomReed "but when we reach 80% consensus, it's a victory. It's about putting the country first." #USMCA #SECUREAct https://t.co/UwXfGYlSvN
    SIFMA Tue 19 Nov 2019 21:50
  • TUNE IN! Our final livestream session from #SIFMAAnnual starts now Link @NorthernTrust @Citi @KBWfinthink https://t.co/ZEz2pe3d7A
    SIFMA Tue 19 Nov 2019 21:05
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