Statement Concerning Creation of the
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Commissioner Paul S. Atkins
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
June 28, 2006
The Bond Market Association and the Securities Industry Association Boards have taken an important step in voting to create the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. I look forward to working with an organization that combines the voices of large and small global and regional firms and asset managers. Industry consensus of this nature is powerful when speaking on issues of importance to the markets and investors.