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Program Overview

The result of a six-decades-long partnership between Wharton Executive Education and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), this three-year program will equip you with practical information, ideas, and answers directly applicable to your current and future responsibilities as a securities professional.

The purpose of Securities Industry Institute is to bring together high-potential, rising talent from across the industry to learn from authorities on topics that enhance their leadership and managerial abilities and augment their investment and industry knowledge. Participating firms benefit directly from SII’s cost-effective talent development approach. SII delivers practical, actionable knowledge implementable today. Attendees examine major issues that exceptional managers and leaders encounter in their professional roles, facilitated by a world-class faculty.

Beyond the objective of creating opportunities for personal and professional development, the members of SIFMA have supported SII as a vehicle for the industry to develop talent with the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and professional excellence. The SII program continues to shine a spotlight on ethical decision making and the role of leadership in strengthening trust and confidence.

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Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Examine current thinking in the areas of leadership, ethics, strategy, technology, finance, management, marketing, regulations, and professional development
  • Familiarize yourself with the challenges facing the securities industry
  • Gain practical information, ideas, and answers directly applicable to your present and future responsibilities
  • Broaden your perspective and strengthen your management skills

Contact Us

To learn more about this program, visit the Securities Industry Institute® website, or contact them by phone at +1.212.313.1108.

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SII brings together high-potential, rising talent from across the industry to learn from authorities on topics which enhance their leadership and augment their investment and industry knowledge.

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Experience & Impact

In today’s global economy, the hardest challenge facing executives is creating a competitive advantage — and maintaining it. SII gives financial services leaders the opportunity to enhance their industry and investment knowledge while also building their professional skills as leaders. The program is designed to help you evaluate your current strategy, and provide you with the tools to create and implement new strategies.

Wharton faculty, led by Jeremy Siegel, PhD, world-renowned expert on the economy and financial markets, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you broaden your perspective on how to make your organization more competitive.

The core courses and electives are offered in Industry Knowledge, Innovation & Strategy, and Leadership & Professional Development, providing securities executives with the investment and professional development they need to add strategic value to their organizations, while building a world-class network of peers.

Session topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Central Banking in a Global Context
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cyber Security
  • Disrupt by Design
  • Ethics: The Role of Firm Culture in Ethical Decision Making
  • Emerging Markets
  • Emerging Regulatory Issues
  • Fundamentals of Market Returns
  • Gamification
  • Individual Thinking Styles: How They Influence Others
  • Leading High-Performing Teams
  • Negotiation
  • Mock Securities Arbitration
  • Strategic Leadership

Who Should Attend

SII is designed for professionals in all areas of the financial services industry, including members of the exchanges and regulatory agencies.

Participants in this program are a diverse group of strategy leaders from varied industries, backgrounds, and geographies who share their biggest challenges with the class. Faculty tailor the program content to address these issues, so participants enjoy a learning experience that truly resonates with them and meets their learning needs.

Participants leave the program with an expanded peer network, plus specific tools and frameworks they can use to make a meaningful strategic impact within their companies or organizations.

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton executive education programs unless otherwise indicated.


Jeremy Siegel, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Academic Director

Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Demographics, financial markets, long-run asset returns, macroeconomics


I began the program in 2010 when I was Allied Securities’ chief strategy officer and continued the program after joining BrightScope. My role in both companies involves understanding the major trends shaping the industry, and working with the wealth management firms to see how these trends impact their business. SII has enabled me to improve our business model and innovate new products and services by helping me understand the macro trends and impact on the finance industry’s value chain.

The relationships I developed with like-minded leaders have broadened my network. One course I took twice was on executive influencing. You do things to influence others instinctually but a program like this allows you to put those concepts into a framework and a discipline. Influencing skills are important when you are driving innovation and change. I absolutely will apply what I learned at Wharton in my workplace.”

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