SFIG Spotlight
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SFIG Releases Comprehensive White Paper on Proposals for Regulatory Reform

We are pleased to announce the release of our new white paper, “Regulatory Reform: Securitization Industry Proposals to Support Growth in the Real Economy”. The white paper focuses on reforms directly affecting the securitization industry, and touches on other areas of regulatory reform that have an impact on SFIG members and the industry.

Read more information and download the white paper here.

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SFIG Meets with Treasury Officials to Discuss PLS Market Initiatives

On May 1st, representatives from SFIG and the securitization industry met with officials at the Treasury Department to discuss impediments to private capital in the housing finance market generally, and the PLS market in particular.

This meeting took place after a previous meeting between Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips and SFIG staff, wherein SFIG discussed with Mr. Phillips regulations impeding REIT investments, and later provided him information on regulations affecting securitization and the mortgage vertical.

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SFIG Investor Cabinet and Issuer Cabinet Meet with Hill Staff and Regulators

Members of the SFIG Investor Cabinet and Issuer Cabinet took part in a series of meetings with key policy staff on Capitol Hill and at the SEC on April 25th and May 3rd respectively.

In the interest of communicating the diversity of viewpoints held by market participants, investors and issuer members were provided the opportunity to discuss their priorities in the ongoing process of financial regulatory reform. Throughout these conversations SFIG staff took part by providing background and context for the positions of the broader SFIG membership on various issues.

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SFIG Meets with Chinese Regulators in Beijing

SFIG staff and members met with a number of regulators in Beijing from April 24th to April 27th, and discussed various aspects of the Chinese securitization market, in particular the development of the secondary market. Meetings were held with the People’s Bank of China, National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, the China Banking Regulatory Commission, and the Insurance Asset Management Association of China.

SFIG also discussed blockchain technology and its implications in securitization markets, and presented the blockchain white paper.

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SFIG is Hiring!

With SFIG continuing to expand its reach across new conferences and additional policy challenges, we are looking for additional talent to fill these exciting new positions:

If you would want to be part of a small, highly motivated team, send your credentials, including writing sample and resume to jobs@sfindustry.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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SFIG is Lead Association Supporter for IMN’s Upcoming ABS East

SFIG is proud to be the Lead Association Supporter of IMN's 23rd Annual ABS East conference, taking place September 17-19, 2017 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Serving as one of the most important structured finance industry conferences, the 2017 gathering anticipates a delegation of over 4,000 structured finance professionals, which includes more than 2,000 attendees representing a diverse cross section of issuers and investors.

Register here or contact Chris Keeping at ckeeping@imn.org or 212-901-0533 for details on sponsorship opportunities.

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CFTC Issues No-Action Letter regarding Variation Margin Requirements Compliance

On February 13, 2017, CFTC issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that, from Mar. 1 to Sep. 1, 2017, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight will not recommend an enforcement action against a swap dealer for failure to comply with the variation margin requirements for swaps that are subject to a Mar. 1, 2017 compliance date. The no-action letter follows a request sent by SFIG to the CFTC and the prudential regulators seeking temporary relief for legacy securitization transactions from the compliance date for variation margin requirements. Read more here.

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SFIG Partners with Chamber of Digital Commerce to Bring Blockchain to Securitization

On Monday, February 27th, SFIG announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the Chamber of Digital Commerce to focus on advancing the use of blockchain technology in securitization markets. In conjunction with the launch, the partnership unveiled the publication of a co-sponsored white paper titled, “Applying Blockchain in securitization: opportunities for reinvention" and a series of educational activities at SFIG Vegas 2017.

Click here to read more and download the white paper.

Membership

SFIG’s membership continues to grow in numbers and diversity. There are approximately 350 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 April 20, SFIG released a comprehensive white paper, “Regulatory Reform: Securitization Industry Proposals to Support Growth in the Real Economy”, which focuses on reforms directly affecting the securitization industry and touches on other areas of regulatory reform.

Read more information here.

Annual Conference

Thank you for making SFIG Vegas 2017 conference a success. We welcomed over 6,700 registered attendees, breaking attendance records for what is indisputably the largest capital markets conference in the world.

Our next conference – SFIG Canada on June 26th and June 27th at Hyatt Regency Toronto.

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 350 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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