The Swedish Securities Dealers Association - a meeting place for the Swedish securities market
The Swedish Securities Dealers Association (SSDA) was founded in 1908 and is an association which represents the common interest of banks and investment services firms active on the securities market. The mission of the SSDA is a sound, strong and efficient Swedish securities market. SSDA promotes member's view in regards to regulatory, market and infrastructure-related issues. It also provides a neutral forum for discussing and exchanging views on matters which are of common interest to its members.
The main tasks include:
- to promote high confidence in the Swedish securities market
- to promote a competitive regulatory framework and efficient infrastructure in proactive and reactive contacts with Swedish and EU regulatory and governmental bodies and with infrastructure providers,
- to provide service to members and to further their interests by achieving close co-operation throughout the industry on issues of common interest
When appropriate, SSDA develops self-regulation, industry guidance and standards in order to achieve high market integrity and efficiency as well as high confidence in the Swedish securities market.
SSDA cooperates in the Nordic countries via NSA (Nordic Securities Assocation) and in Europe. SSDA is also active on the European arena via EBF (European Banking Federation) and globally through ICSA (International Council of Securities Associations).
SSDA has 29 members (July 2015) and the members comprise of banks and investment services firms active in the Swedish securities industry