SFIG Awards for Contribution to the Industry to be Presented at Gala
We are thrilled to announce the Reggie Imamura Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Securitization Industry (aka “the Reggies”) to five individuals who have committed themselves to improving and championing our industry. The awards will be presented at our annual Industry Dinner, in support of the SFIG Foundation, to be held on January 19th, 2017, at the Plaza Hotel, New York.
Keynote Speakers Confirmed for SFIG Vegas 2017!
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers for the SFIG Vegas 2017 conference are confirmed: Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio, Chairman, NAHREP Foundation, Michael Chertoff, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group, and Joe Scarborough, Former Congressman and Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe. View full agenda here.
New Edition Available: RMBS 3.0 Fifth Edition Green Papers
SFIG is pleased to announce the release of the Fifth Edition Green Papers. This release substantially builds upon our growing series of Green Papers, which are aimed at restoring confidence to the private label RMBS market. (SFIG members can access the Green Papers after log in. Members that have not yet registered can do so here. Non-members can request a digital copy by filling out a form here.)
First Edition Green Paper on Marketplace Lending Best Practices Now Available!
Today we released our First Edition Green Paper from SFIG’s Marketplace Lending Committee Best Practices Initiative. The Best Practices effort was established with the primary goal of supporting the responsible growth of securitization in the marketplace lending sector. Initiated by SFIG in February 2016, the project seeks to identify a framework of market standards and recommended best practices through an open discussion among a broad cross-section of market participants. SFIG members can access the Green Paper after log in. Non-members can request a digital copy by filling out a form here.
SFIG Publishes RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review Scope ©
SFIG published its RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review Scope© documentation on June 15th, developed under the leadership of members from Third Party Review (TPR) firms across the industry and SFIG’s RMBS 3.0 Due Diligence, Data and Disclosure Working Group. The underlying premise of this documentation is to establish a best practices approach to pre-securitization testing logic that will drive the due diligence conducted by TPRs.
Members must be logged into the website to view this documentation. Non-members can purchase a copy here.
SFIG Issues Credit Card Disclosure Best Practices
On June 1st, SFIG announced the release of two credit card disclosure best practices. The best practices are a combined product of SFIG’s Investor and Credit Card Issuer Committees and are targeted towards enhancing disclosure practices of issuers that conduct registered offerings and sales of credit and charge card ABS, notably regarding quarterly updates of static pool information and, where applicable, information regarding retailer concentration.
Please reach out to Jennifer.Wolfe@sfindustry.org with any questions.
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 email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
SFIG Testifies before Congress on ABS Liquidity
On February 24th, SFIG Executive Director Richard Johns testified before the House Financial Services Committee regarding the effects of Dodd-Frank and Basel requirements on ABS liquidity. Richard presented the membership’s views on liquidity in the securitization marketplace, with a focus on global regulatory issues that affect lending across all asset classes. “All of these rules, particularly when combined, pose a serious threat to securitization as a critical source of funding for the real economy,” stated Johns.
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.
Dan Goodwin testified before the Treasury and the IRS on July 14, 2016 about the Proposed Regulations. Mr. Goodwin argued that the potential adverse tax consequences "would significantly reduce liquidity, erode investor confidence and disrupt the capital markets.
The testimony is available here.
Over 6,700 industry professionals registered for ABS Vegas 2016 making it indisputably the largest capital markets conference in the world.
Our next conference—SFIG Vegas 2017—will take place February 26 - March 1, 2017, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you there!
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:
- Educating members, legislators, regulators, and other constituencies about structured finance, securitization and related capital markets,
- Building the Broadest Possible Consensus among members on policy, legal, regulatory and other matters affecting or potentially affecting the industry
- Advocating with respect to policy, legal, regulatory and other matters affecting or potentially affecting the industry, and
- 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.