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Nominate a Speaker for ABS Vegas 2016!

SFIG and IMN are Proud to Announce the Agenda and speaker nominations are now available for ABS Vegas 2016! Non-members of SFIG may submit their nominations by clicking here.

Submissions are due no later than November 20, 2015. If you have difficulty accessing the nomination form or have any questions about the conference, please email Events@SFIndustry.org. 

Register for ABS Vegas 2016 now!

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Garrett Keynotes SFIG’s PLS Symposium, Applauds Industry’s RMBS 3.0 Program

Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) keynoted SFIG and IMN's PLS Symposium and discussed how to bring back private capital to the housing finance marketplace.   In his speech, Congressman Garrett applauded industry efforts to bring standardization to the PLS process through SFIG’s RMBS 3.0 initiative. "SFIG has taken the lead in standardization where the government couldn't," stated Garrett.

If you would like to participate in SFIG's RMBS 3.0 Task Force, please contact Amanda Bateman.

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SFIG Supports Expected Supreme Court Petition in Madden v. Midland

SFIG has engaged Sidley Austin to file an amicus brief in support of an expected Midland Funding petition with the Supreme Court requesting review of Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Madden v. Midland Funding.  Midland’s request for a rehearing by the Second Circuit, which SFIG supported, was denied. The case has far reaching implications for the industry, especially as it relates to consumer loans funded through marketplace lending channels.  

Please contact Alyssa.Acevedo@sfindustry.org for more information.

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ABS Vegas 2016 – Keynote Speakers Announced!

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. As recently announced, keynote speakers for the event will include Mohamed El-Erian and Michael Piwowar. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

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

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SFIG Comments on Single Security

On October 7th, SFIG submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on its Update on the Structure of the Single Security. The letter highlights areas where SFIG is in agreement with FHFA, including to-be-announced (“TBA”) market eligibility, inclusion of multiple-lender pools, disclosure requirements and key stakeholder involvement. However, SFIG remains concerned about the ultimate success of the single-security plan due to partial alignment of Agency policies and the selected implementation process.

To learn more, please contact Amanda Bateman.

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SFIG Submits Comment Letter on Marketplace Lending

On September 30th, SFIG submitted it comments on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Request for Input on Online Marketplace Lending. SFIG’s letter provides an overview of how marketplace lending functions, with a description of the different roles the loan originator, the aggregator and ABS investors. SFIG also highlights the role and impact of existing regulations and industry standards along the full marketplace lending chain.

To join SFIG’s Marketplace Lending Committee and learn more, please contact Amanda Bateman.

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SFIG is Hiring!

SFIG is seeking talent to fill an exiciting new position on its team:

  • Communications and Media Manager: The Communications and Media Manager will be an integral member of SFIG staff, providing support across the whole organization and serving as a vital link between SFIG, its membership and other external audiences

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

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SFIG Celebrates WiS Week!

Thanks to the almost 200 attendees and our host institutions, WiS Week was a great success. WiS Week regional roundtables provided a venue for women of all levels of experience and title to meet and exchange their own personal insights on career and personal success and development

To learn more and stay up-to-date on future WiS activities, please register here or contact WiS@sfindustry.org for more information.

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 September 30th, SFIG submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Request for Input on Online Marketplace Lending. The comment letter is the first advocacy material produced via SFIG’s new Marketplace Lending Committee.

To learn more, please contact Amanda Bateman.

Annual Conference

SFIG 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.

Register today or contact Christopher Keeping for sponsorship information.

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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