Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) - Trade association representing financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing the utilization and investment in capital goods. ELFA is the principal source for industry best practices and professional, business and ethical standards.
ESMA - An independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union's financial system by ensuring the integrity, transparency, efficiency and orderly functioning of securities markets, as well as enhancing investor protection. In particular, ESMA fosters supervisory convergence both amongst securities regulators, and across financial sectors by working closely with the other European Supervisory Authorities competent in the field of banking (EBA), and insurance and occupational pensions (EIOPA).
European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - An international organisation located in Luxembourg which was established on 27 September 2012 as a permanent firewall for the eurozone to safeguard and provide instant access to financial assistance programs for member states of the eurozone in financial difficulty, with a maximum lending capacity of €500 billion. The ESM issues debt instruments in order to finance loans and other forms of financial assistance to euro area Members States. Also see Wikipedia.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) - The largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. Oversees nearly 5,000 brokerage firms, 175,000 branch offices and 680,000 registered securities representatives. Created in July 2007 through the consolidation of NASD and the member regulation, enforcement and arbitration functions of the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services.
Financial Services Authority (FSA) - Financial regulator for the UK. Uses a wide range of rule-making, investigatory and enforcement powers to fulfill its statutory objectives, including the investigation of financial crime includes any offence involving money laundering, fraud or dishonesty, or market abuse.
Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) - Trade association, founded in 1979, whose membership includes financial institutions from 18 countries, across 4 continents, including some of the largest banks from Europe, the US and Latin America. FIBA has long been recognized by regulators and law enforcement for its knowledge and expertise in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and its excellent training programs. Hosts Money Laundering Compliance Conference every year in Miami.
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) - An autonomous international institution established under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States with over one hundred and forty member States. The Convention sets forth ICSID's mandate, organization and core functions. The primary purpose of ICSID is to provide facilities for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes.
Investment Company Institute (ICI) - National association of the American investment company industry. Founded in 1940, its membership includes approximately 8,605 mutual funds, 630 closed-end funds, 135 exchange-traded funds, and five sponsors of unit investment trusts. Its mutual fund members represent 86.6 million individual shareholders and manage approximately $7.5 trillion in investor assets.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) - Develops the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across U.S. so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities. NCRC has grown to an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development and vibrant communities for America's working families.
SEC Historical Society - Preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation through its virtual museum and archive.
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) - Represents the shared interests of participants in the global financial markets. SIFMA members include international securities firms, US-registered broker-dealers and asset managers. Member participation is the very core of who we are and the key to our effectiveness.
Securities Industry Association (SIA) - Brings together the shared interests of more than 600 securities firms. SIA member-firms (including investment banks, broker-dealers, and mutual fund companies) are active in all U.S. and foreign markets and in all phases of corporate and public finance.
Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) - Provides investor protection in U.S. in the event a brokerage firm fails owing customers cash and securities. Besides protecting investors, SIPC also provides investor education, and ways to protect you from investment fraud. While a number of federal, self-regulatory and state securities agencies deal with cases of investment fraud, SIPC's focus is both different and narrow: Restoring funds to investors with assets in the hands of bankrupt and otherwise financially troubled brokerage firms.
Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) - Historically the authority responsible for supervising the Swiss banking sector, the SFBC has with time developed into a supervisory authority responsible for broad areas of the financial sector. In addition to its core duties of supervision, the SFBC is also active in other areas that relate to Switzerland as a financial centre. It is, therefore, in constant contact with the Federal Department of Finance and the Swiss National Bank. In addition, it maintains regular contact with various associations, primarily the Swiss Bankers Association, the Swiss Funds Association and the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants.
Tax Executives Institute (TEI) - TEI members are accountants, lawyers, and other corporate and business employees who are responsible for the tax affairs of their employers in an executive, administrative, or managerial capacity.
Treasury Committee (UK) - The Treasury Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, and associated public bodies, including the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority.
U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council - An organization of the CFOs and Deputy CFOs of the largest Federal agencies, senior officials of the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury who work collaboratively to improve financial management in the U.S. Government.
U.S. Foreclosure Network (USFN) - A resource network serving America's mortgage banking attorneys. USFN is the largest not-for-profit association of law firms and trustee companies in the nation. Also see USFN e-Update, monthly, electronic mortgage banking industry newsletter designed to provide timely reports on current national topics and local servicing issues by region.
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