SFIG Spotlight

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SFIG Celebrates WiS Week!

SFIG is happy to announce Women in Securitization ("WiS") Week! Through a series of roundtables in five cities, women will meet to discuss and share experiences about gender in the industry. During the week, SFIG will share profiles of featured women whom are leading the structured finance field. SFIG is excited to provide an opportunity for women to connect to empower each other.

Please click here to see more specifics. If you are not yet part of this exciting SFIG initiative, register for WiS here.

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BCBS and IOSCO Release Final STC Criteria

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and International Organization of Securities Commissions have released their final criteria for simple, transparent and comparable ("STC") securitizations. The criteria are intended to be applied to term securitizations and assist in the financial industry's development of STC structures.

SFIG commented on the criteria when it was initially proposed via its High Quality Securitization Task Force. The task force will reconvene soon to review the final framework. To participate, please contact Amanda Bateman

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SFIG Submits Reg AB II Disclosure Comment Letter to SEC

6,905 SFIG members spent 125 hours on 170 Regulation AB II calls addressing key questions, building consensus and developing a comment letter, submitted on June 23rd, regarding asset-level information for additional asset classes (one of the outstanding proposals within the final rule).

Discussions within asset-level committees and the Regulation AB II Task Force will now focus on the potential expansion of disclosure/reporting requirements to 144A (another one of the outstanding proposals). Read more.

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NRSRO Due Diligence Industry Guide Published

On Friday, June 12th, SFIG released its Industry Guide on the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (“NRSRO”) Due Diligence rules.

SFIG’s NRSRO Due Diligence Working Group worked together to define a consistent approach to the due diligence sections of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s August NRSRO rules, with a particular focus on Third-Party Due Diligence for Asset-Backed Securities. Click here to read SFIG’s announcement about the guide.

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SFIG Participates in Single Security/CSP Industry Advisory Group

On July 13th, representatives from SFIG, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and CoreLogic, participated in the first meeting of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions' newly created Industry Advisory Group.  The group provided feedback and shared information on efforts to build the Common Securitization Platform and on implementing the Single Security.

To view SFIG’s statement on the creation of the IAG, please click here. For questions regarding SFIG’s participation in the IAG, please contact Michael Flood.

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SFIG is Hiring!

SFIG is seeking talent to fill two open positions:

  1. Director of Mortgage Policy: Responsible for all areas of Mortgage Securitization Policy including Private Label RMBS and GSEs.
  2. Communications and Media Manager: Manages all areas of SFIG social media, newsletter, and website activities.

To learn more about open positions at SFIG and within the structured finance industry, please click here.

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Keynote Speakers Announced for ABS East!

SFIG is proud to be the Lead Association Partner for IMN’s 21st Annual ABS East Conference, taking place September 16-18, 2015 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. Last year’s event welcomed nearly 4,000 industry participants, a new record for the ABS East franchise. This year's conference will feature a keynote roundtable entitled, A Look Into the Past and a Gaze Into the Future of Residential Mortgage Finance in the U.S.

To register for the event, please click here. For more details on sponsorship, contact Chris Keeping.

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ABS Vegas 2016 – Sponsorship Now Open!

SFIG and IMN are excited to co-host the largest capital markets conference in the world, ABS Vegas 2016, taking place February 28 - March 2, 2016 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The three-and-a-half day program is developed by leaders within the structured finance industry representing the full spectrum of industry participants, which included over 6,500 industry professionals last year.

Click here to register today! SFIG members will receive discounted registration and sponsorship rates. For sponsorship information, please contact Christopher Keeping.

Membership

SFIG’s membership continues to grow in numbers and diversity. There are approximately 300 institutions representing all segments of the securitization industry contributing to our membership-driven agenda.

We encourage you to apply for membership today.

Latest Advocacy

On June 12th, SFIG released its Industry Guide on the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (“NRSRO”) Due Diligence rules.

SFIG’s NRSRO Due Diligence Working Group worked to define a consistent approach to the due diligence sections of the SEC’s August NRSRO rules.

Annual Conference

The Structured Finance Industry Group and IMN are excited to once again co-host the largest capital markets conference in the world, ABS Vegas 2016, taking place February 28 - March 2, 2016 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Registration will be opening soon, so mark your calendars today!

About SFIG

SFIG was established with the core mission of supporting a robust and liquid securitization market, recognizing that securitization is an essential source of core funding for the real economy. Under this mission, we are dedicated to:

  1. Educating members, legislators, regulators, and other constituencies about structured finance, securitization and related capital markets,
  2. Building the Broadest Possible Consensus among members on policy, legal, regulatory and other matters affecting or potentially affecting the industry
  3. Advocating with respect to policy, legal, regulatory and other matters affecting or potentially affecting the industry, and
  4. Core Principles of Governance, Financial Transparency, Inclusion and respectful accommodation of divergent member views.

We provide a representative and transparent member-driven platform for industry education and advocacy. While we are based in Washington, DC, our members’ interests extend globally.

We boast approximately 300 institutional members (and growing), including investors, issuers, and all other participants in the structured finance industry. As a member-driven organization our advocacy is committee-based, with over 50 committees and taskforces actively engaged in representing broad industry viewpoints across all aspects of the regulatory and legislative agenda.

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