Release Date: July 14, 2014

Contact: Carol Danko (SIFMA), 202.962.7390, cdanko@sifma.org
Laena Fallon (FSF), 202.457.8765, laena.fallon@financialservicesforum.org
Alison Hawkins (FSR), 202.589.2427, Alison.Hawkins@FSRoundtable.org
Andrew DeSouza (IIF), 202.857.3602, adesouza@iif.com

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2014 – The Financial Services Forum (FSF), the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) issued the following statement on the next round of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently underway in Brussels:

“As the next round of trade negotiations moves forward, the financial services industry reiterates its position that it is imperative to include financial services regulatory coordination as a key component of TTIP. With a global economy and intertwined financial markets, the financial sector cannot continue to work under misaligned, uncoordinated regulatory regimes. A framework for coordination of financial services regulation between the US and EU would reduce conflict and complexity, and improve the efficiency of regulations across borders to the benefit of market participants, their customers and regulators. We urge negotiators to capitalize on this TTIP meeting in Brussels to promote high-quality regulatory standards that promote consistency, coordination, and resilience in our transatlantic markets.”

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The Financial Services Forum is a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization comprising the CEOs of 18 of the largest and most diversified financial services institutions doing business in the United States. The purpose of the Forum is to pursue policies that encourage savings and investment, promote an open and competitive global marketplace, and ensure the opportunity of people everywhere to participate fully and productively in the 21st-century global economy. Learn more atwww.finanicalservicesforum.org

The Financial Services Roundtable represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies providing banking, insurance, and investment products and services to the American consumer. Member companies participate through the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives nominated by the CEO. Roundtable member companies provide fuel for America’s economic engine, accounting directly for $92.7 trillion in managed assets, $1.2 trillion in revenue, and 2.3 million jobs. Learn more atFSRoundtable.org.

The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with close to 500 members from 70 countries. Its mission is to support the financial industry in the prudent management of risks; to develop sound industry practices; and to advocate for regulatory, financial and economic policies that are in the broad interests of its members and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth. Within its membership IIF counts commercial and investment banks, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, central banks and development banks. For more information visit www.iif.com.

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. SIFMA’s mission is to support a strong financial industry, investor opportunity, capital formation, job creation and economic growth, while building trust and confidence in the financial markets. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit http://www.sifma.org.