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SIFI - systematically important financial institutions
Is it pronounced as sci-fi? Your help will be appreciated.
But on the analogy of HIFI and WIFI and less strong analogues such as FIFO (first in first out), any other pronunciation (as a word) would be unlikely. I imagine the few people who feel the need to refer to such institutions would spell out S-I-F-I.
I'd never heard it, but based on the fact that the first syllable of "systematically" is the same as the first two letters of "sing" etc, I would probably have a stab at it and pronounce it "siffy" (the same way that Wi-Fi is pronounced in France and Spain).
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