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.
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 today published a set of recommendations on equity market structure for enhancing fairness, stability and transparency in the U.S. stock market.
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.
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.
SIFMA today submitted comments to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regarding FINRA's concept proposal to develop a Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System (CARDS).
Good morning. Thank you for having me. I commend SIFMA on organizing this seminar dedicated to discussing President Obama's Executive Order 13636 and the cybersecurity framework published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFMA) Asset Management Group (AMG) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), working in collaboration with CUSIP Global Services, have developed CUSIP numbers for the Market Agreed Coupon (MAC). MAC Contracts were developed jointly by SIFMA AMG and ISDA in April 2013.
SIFMA today submitted a letter to Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in response to her recent statement on the SEC's review of Securities Industry Processors (SIPs) following the August 22nd SIP outage that led to a halt in trading of NASDAQ-listed securities.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), and the Institute of International Bankers (IIB) today filed a legal challenge to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement Regarding Compliance With Certain Swap Regulations ("Cross-Border Rule"), and to the cross-border aspects of related rules. The Cross-Border Rule was published by the CFTC in July 2013.
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