20 December 2014

Latest articles for Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

 

Sifma submits cyber security testimony to US Senate banking comittee

10 December 2014  |  1487 views  |  0 Company announcement

Sifma today released the following excerpts from a testimony submitted to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Committee's hearing entitled "Cybersecurity: Enhancing Coordination to Protect the Financial Sector":

 

Sifma slams Finra data collection plans

02 December 2014  |  2321 views  |  0 News

Plans by Wall Street watchdog Finra to introduce an automated data collection system designed to help identify risky and suspicious activities have been blasted by lobby group Sifma on cost, security and privacy grounds.

 

Staples investigates data breach; Moscow cleared of JPMorgan hack

21 October 2014  |  6100 views  |  1 News

Office supply retailer Staples has become the latest firm to reveal that it is investigating a possible data breach that could leave customer payment card details at risk.

 

DTCC to oversee US market shift to T+2

16 October 2014  |  6289 views  |  0 News

Within a week of European markets moving to a T+2 settlement cycle, the DTCC in the US has formed a steering committee and working group to oversee a similar shift for trades in equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trusts (UITs).

 

US trade lobbies call for review of regulatory burden

03 September 2014  |  1271 views  |  1 Company announcement

The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) submitted a comment letter to the federal banking regulators today requesting changes to a host of banking regulations that are outdated, unnecessary or unduly burdensome for financial services companies.

 

Sifma statement on cybersecurity proposals in 9/11 Commission report

23 July 2014  |  1185 views  |  0 Company announcement

SIFMA today issued the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA president and CEO, after the 9/11 Commission Report identified cybersecurity as a key area of focus for U.S. security and recommended that Congress should enact cybersecurity legislation to enable private companies to collaborate with the government in countering cyber threats.

 

US Treasury calls on financial sector to step up cybersecurity planning

17 July 2014  |  3947 views  |  0 News

A top US Treasury official has called on the financial services sector to step up its efforts to protect consumer privacy and critical infrastructures from the threat of cyber attacks.

 

Sifma proposes equity market shakeup

15 July 2014  |  1058 views  |  0 Company announcement

SIFMA today published a set of recommendations on equity market structure for enhancing fairness, stability and transparency in the U.S. stock market.

 

Sifma calls for US market move to T+2

17 April 2014  |  5260 views  |  0 News

Sifma is calling for the US capital markets industry to move to a T+2 settlement lifecylce, as other markets worldwide bid to bridge the gap between trade execution and delivery of financial contracts.

 

Sifma calls for US rulemakers to step up deployment of Legal Entity Identifiers

14 April 2014  |  4031 views  |  0 News

US securities trade body Sifma has called for broader uptake of Legal Entity Identifiers by the country's regulators, amid fears that the US is being left behind as other nations push ahead with mandatory implementation of the uniform trade reporting standard.

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