The founding principles of CIFA are built around an ethical reflection and the reform of the worldwide financial system. Through its many assignments, CIFA is working towards a unique goal: putting finance back at the service of investors. CIFA regroups 70+ professional associations, which represent more than one million individuals or legal entities involved in the financial intermediation worldwide. In 2007, CIFA, through its active participation in the works of various United Nations organisms, obtained the «special consultative status» with the United Nations in the framework of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 2015, CIFA has obtained the «general consultative status» with the UN-ECOSOC. CIFA is the only NGO within global finance with such a status!