The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), which represents hundreds of broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers, share a set of key values: all are dedicated to promoting investor opportunity, access to capital for families and businesses, and an efficient market system that stimulates economic growth and job creation. Economic success depends upon a vibrant financial system that provides access to capital; it’s up to the financial industry to do a better job of providing that explanation. To that end, we’ve launched a web-based initiative, “Project Invested” to offer a fuller perspective on the role of capital markets in our nation’s economy.
The goal of Project Invested is to focus on local stories, and to provide a forum to explore and discuss key concepts that underlie the market economy. By doing so, our hope is that this project will spark a conversation about the importance of capital markets in both private and public enterprises.
We believe that’s a story worth telling.