Membership in the Institute provides access to benefits including participation in regulatory and policy initiatives, invitations to unparalleled global and regional meetings and networking opportunities, as well as access to a range of analytical products and insights from IIF staff experts. 

IIF membership is open to commercial and investment banks, globally active securities firms, asset managers, public agencies, insurance companies, as well as other financial and nonfinancial firms. Primary benefits are listed below. 


The IIF offers an independent source of global economic and financial research. We provide a comprehensive assessment of the global outlook with a focus on key emerging markets, risks, and policy challenges. Members may access a variety of reports and the underlying data and may also tap the IIF’s team of highly experienced, international economists and capital markets analysts for customized briefings on a range of macro, regional, and country issues. Members are also eligible to accompany IIF staff on travel to take advantage of their longstanding relationships with the public and private sector.


The IIF is the leading voice for the financial industry on global regulatory issues. The IIF’s advocacy focuses on the regulatory topics of importance to internationally active firms, including international capital and liquidity standards for banks and insurers; systemic risk regulation; cross-border resolution; cross-border securities and asset management regulation; shadow banking; industry risk management and governance practices; digital finance regulation and policy; and international convergence on accounting and disclosure standards for the industry. The IIF also examines a range of financial policy issues, including issues facing long-term investors, infrastructure investment, financial inclusion, and sustainable finance. Members can engage on these advocacy issues by participating in over 20 IIF committees and working groups.


IIF membership meetings are considered the foremost gatherings of the international financial industry. They take place in every region of the world and provide members with the opportunity to connect with clients, peers, and public officials from around the globe.


The financial industry will continue to evolve and change with new technologies and opportunities. The IIF works to identify trends impacting the future of the industry, inform decisionmakers, and engage policymakers on technology-driven developments. We deliver research and advocacy on topics such as crypto, AI, data policy, regtech, and cybersecurity.

IIF regional offices serve as important links across our global membership and enable the Institute to better serve members on a regional level.