Industry Groups Unite to Conquer

O'Connor, Colleen Marie
July 2006
Investment Dealers' Digest;7/3/2006, Vol. 72 Issue 26, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Bond Market Association (BMA) confirmed that their two boards have agreed to merge and form the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). If approved, SIFMA will initially have two co-chief executive officers James Gorman, chairman of SIA and Edward Forst, chairman of BMA. It will have a single permanent chief executive in 2007 in which he/she will be expected to have more responsibilities, as well as greater expectations from members to combat the increasing regulation of the industry.


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