28 August 2014

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

 

Sifma statement on cybersecurity proposals in 9/11 Commission report

23 July 2014  |  1099 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  |  3402 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  |  941 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  |  4775 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  |  3659 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.

 

Sifma lashes out at Finra Cards concept

24 March 2014  |  740 views  |  0 Company announcement

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).

 

US Treasury official Cyrus Amir-Mokri explains cyber-security framework

19 March 2014  |  1251 views  |  0 Company announcement

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).

 

Cusip numbers applied to Market Agreed Coupon (MAC) contracts

13 December 2013  |  1007 views  |  0 Company announcement

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 responds to SEC chair regarding August SIP outage

06 December 2013  |  1021 views  |  0 Company announcement

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.

 

Industry bodies file lawsuit against CFTC over swaps rules

05 December 2013  |  867 views  |  0 Company announcement

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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