36 episodes

SIFMA is the voice of the nation’s securities industry, bringing together the shared interests of hundreds of broker-dealers, banks and asset managers. We advocate for effective and resilient capital markets. Our podcast brings together market and industry experts to make the connection between public policy and finance.

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SIFMA is the voice of the nation’s securities industry, bringing together the shared interests of hundreds of broker-dealers, banks and asset managers. We advocate for effective and resilient capital markets. Our podcast brings together market and industry experts to make the connection between public policy and finance.

    Defining the Individual Investor

    Defining the Individual Investor

    Exploring the SIFMA - Cerulli Individual Investor Research Project

    • 6 min
    Searching for the 'New Normal' - A Business Continuity Planning Update

    Searching for the 'New Normal' - A Business Continuity Planning Update

    The financial industry's response to the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the search for a 'new normal'

    In the face of a global pandemic, the financial industry has relied upon its robust business continuity planning efforts. Ken Bentsen, president and CEO of SIFMA, sat down with Ron Lefferts, global leader of technology consulting at Protiviti, and Tom Price, managing director and head of SIFMA's technology, operations and business continuity team, to explore the story behind the industry’s business continuity planning efforts in the face of a global pandemic.

    Transcript and more:
    https://www.sifma.org/resources/news/podcast-managing-a-pandemic/

    • 17 min
    CCAR 2020 During COVID-19: The Fed Should Stay the Course

    CCAR 2020 During COVID-19: The Fed Should Stay the Course

    Following up on a pair of blogs published over the last two weeks, our latest podcast dives into the 2020 CCAR stress testing and additional considerations related to COVID-19.

    Joe Seidel, Chief Operating Officer at SIFMA sat down with Coryann Stefansson, Managing Director and head of prudential capital and liquidity policy and Carter McDowell, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, and head of prudential policy to discuss why there is no compelling case, particularly related to the capital markets, to step away from current validated methodologies for CCAR.

    Transcript and more:
    https://www.sifma.org/resources/news/podcast-ccar-2020-during-covid-19-the-fed-should-stay-the-course/

    • 15 min
    Financial Firms’ Outreach to Clients Amid COVID-19

    Financial Firms’ Outreach to Clients Amid COVID-19

    SIFMA recently conducted a survey and released a report assessing how member firms are communicating with their financial advisors (FAs) and how, in turn, FAs are communicating with their clients during this period of unprecedented physical, emotional, and financial challenge.

    In our latest podcast, SIFMA CEO Ken Bentsen sat down to discuss the findings with our Ken Cella who leads the Edward Jones Client Strategies Group, Kent Christian, President of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, and Evamarie Schoenborn, President and CEO of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.

    Transcript and more:
    https://www.sifma.org/resources/news/podcast-financial-firms-outreach-to-clients-amid-covid-19/

    • 17 min
    What the NYSE Floor Closure Means

    What the NYSE Floor Closure Means

    The global pandemic COVID-19 has caused extreme shocks to our economy and financial markets. A symbol of these unprecedented times, on March 23, the New York Stock Exchange closed its physical floor and moved to fully electronic trading.

    Ken Bentsen, SIFMA president and CEO, sat down with Ellen Greene, SIFMA's Managing Director of Equity and Options Market Structure and Katie Kolchin, CFA and Director of SIFMA Research, walk us through an analysis by SIFMA Insights to find out whether the closure of NYSE's physical floor has impacted its market share.

    Transcript and more:
    https://www.sifma.org/resources/news/podcast-what-the-nyse-floor-closure-means/

    • 14 min
    VIX And The Virus

    VIX And The Virus

    The emergence of COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020 caused severe shocks to the economy and capital markets. Volatility, as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index, or the VIX, has reached historic highs. The VIX has started to come down, but remains elevated. In this discussion, we ask: is the worst of the market rout behind us?

    Transcript and more:
    https://www.sifma.org/resources/news/podcast-vix-and-the-virus/

    • 12 min

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