The GFMA is actively engaged on Basel Committee’s capital and liquidity framework and the Financial Stability Board’s priorities.

Our mission as GFMA is to promote themes of:

  • coordination, calibration and coherence of global standards,
  • economic growth via efficient cross-border investments,
  • integrity, stability, efficiency and resiliency of capital markets,
  • mitigating risks of market fragmentation,
  • address risks of regulatory arbitrage and support economic drivers for efficient and open capital markets, as well as;
  • global emerging market developments.
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GFMA IBOR Transition Documents - March 2021 Update

March 2021  |  Policy Resource  |  Benchmarks Reform and Transition to Risk-Free Rates

To aid in the awareness of the IBOR transition process impacting globally-active financial market participants, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) has developed the following document outlining the various parts and players.  This version of the document has been updated from its previous June 2020 version to provide the latest information regarding transition objectives for major currencies, including the Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Euro, Hong Kong dollar, Japanese yen, Singapore dollar, Swiss franc, UK pound sterling, and U.S. dollar.

GFMA and BCG Report on Climate Finance Markets and the Real Economy

December 2020  |  Policy Resource  |  Sustainable Finance

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) published a global report outlining the market-wide and sector-specific recommendations necessary to accelerate investment in climate finance.

GFMA IBOR Transition Documents – June 2020 Update

June 2020  |  Policy Resource  |  Benchmarks Reform and Transition to Risk-Free Rates

To aid in the awareness of the IBOR transition processes impacting globally-active financial institutions, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) has created the following documents outlining the various parts and players. This version of the documents has been updated from its previous September 2019 version to provide the latest information regarding rates for major currencies including the Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Euro, Hong Kong dollar, Japanese yen, Singapore dollar, Swiss franc, UK pound sterling and U.S. dollar.

SIFMA webpage tracks key US updates and resources regarding BCP and COVID-19

March 2020  |  Policy Resource  |  COVID-19

SIFMA’s Business Continuity Planning team continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our industry and the markets. The SIFMA BCP and COVID-19 page provides guidance and resources for the industry to maintain operational resiliency, including instructions for financial services sector essential critical infrastructure workers.

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GFMA Releases Sustainable Finance Survey Report

27 June 2019   |   News  |  Economic Growth

Washington, DC, 27 June 2019 – The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) today published its Sustainable Finance Survey Report which demonstrates how global financial institutions are addressing environmental, social and governance considerations, including the management of physical and transitional climate risks, for themselves and their clients.

GFMA Publishes IBOR Transition Documents

8 April 2019   |   News  |  Benchmarks Reform and Transition to Risk-Free Rates

To aid in the socialization of the development of overnight, nearly risk-free rates (RFRs), and the transition processes from Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs) impacting globally-active financial institutions, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) today released the following documents outlining the various parts and players.

GFMA and PwC Identify Global Technology and Innovation Trends and Challenges for Investment Banks

20 March 2019   |   News  |  Capital Markets Innovation

Washington, D.C., 20 March 2019 -  The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and PwC have today published a new report on current trends in technology and innovation and their impact on the investment bank of the future. The report, entitled ‘Technology and Innovation in Global Capital Markets,’ examines the key trends which are expected to impact the industry over the next five years, providing a vision for the future and identifying the implications for the industry and for future policy making.

New Financial Releases Global Capital Markets Growth Index

10 January 2019   |   News  |  Economic Growth

Washington, D.C., 10 January 2019 – New Financial, commissioned by the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), has today published a new major industry report, “The New Financial Global Capital Markets Growth Index.” The purpose of the report is to provide an in-depth review and comparison of national and regional capital markets across the globe in terms of market size, depth, and access to pools of capital.

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