FSI Releases Economic Impact Study

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FSI Releases Economic Impact Study

Study analyzes impact of FSI members at national, state & local level

September 26, 2016

D.C. –
the Financial Services Institute (FSI) released “The Economic Impact of FSI’s
Members,” an economic impact analysis of FSI’s member firms. The report
measures the national and state economic impact of FSI members and compares
those figures with the overall economic impact of the financial services
industry at the state level. The report looks at the direct (operational),
indirect (supply chain) and induced (wage spending) contributions of the
independent financial services industry.

“We have
always known that our members make tremendous contributions to the economy, not
only at the national level, but also in the state and local economies in which
they serve,” said FSI
President & CEO Dale Brown
. “With this study we have now quantified
those contributions and shown that the impact of independent financial services
firms and independent advisors extends well beyond the financial services

A few of the study’s findings:

  • $48 billion
    contributed to the U.S. GDP by FSI members in 2015
  • 482,000 jobs
    created by FSI members
  • 1 in 6 independent
    financial advisors are veterans
  • FSI
    members generate the highest economic activity as a share of the financial
    services industry in small and mid-sized states:

    • Mississippi (41.1%)
    • Maine (36.4%)
    • Kansas (30.1%)
  • Notwithstanding
    their disproportionately large contribution to smaller states, FSI members
    have significant impact in large states as well:

    • California ($5.4
    • New York
      ($4.3 billion)
    • Texas ($2.9
  • Outside
    of the financial services industry, FSI members have the greatest impact
    in these industries:

    • Professional and business services
    • Trade, transportation and utilities
    • Education and health services

to view an infographic of the study’s findings.

to download the full study.

the Financial Services Institute (FSI):
The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the
only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors
and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy,
education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more
responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial
services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which
comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change
through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in
the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier
regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable,
objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information,
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