Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association - SIFMA

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DEFINITION of 'Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association - SIFMA'

An association that represents firms of all sizes in all financial markets in the U.S. and worldwide. SIFMA is committed to enhancing the public's trust and confidence in the markets, delivering an efficient, enhanced member network of access and forward-looking services, as well as premiere educational resources for industry professionals and the investors they serve.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association - SIFMA'

SIFMA was formed through a merger of the Bond Market Association and Securities Industry Association in 2006.

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