The Association was formed in 1999 as the Securities & Derivatives Industry Association (SDIA), then became the Stockbrokers Association of Australia (SAA), and in November 2016 became the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA). In March 2022, it became the Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association (SIAA).

Since 1999, SIAA and its predecessors have played a pivotal role in shaping the ethical and efficient development of listed equity, debt and derivatives markets in Australia.

Specifically, the Association has:

  • trained more than 10,000 investment professionals
  • convened hundreds of workshops and committee meetings to discuss industry issues
  • submitted dozens of thoroughly researched policy papers to government and regulators – papers that have significantly influenced policy settings