SFIG Spotlight

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Register Now for the Private Label RMBS Reform Symposium

SFIG and IMN are excited to announce the agenda for the 2nd Annual Private Label RMBS Reform Symposium, taking place Thursday, November 12th in New York City. The event will continue to build on last year's successful inaugural meeting, which featured more than 300 of the PLS market’s most active participants.

The 2015 program will provide key updates on progress made in SFIG’s RMBS 3.0 initiative. Reserve your place today!

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Congressman Schweikert to Keynote DC Symposium

SFIG is pleased to announce Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) as Keynote Speaker for the DC Symposium: Marketplace Lending Panel Discussion on Tuesday, October 6th hosted by Chapman and Cutler LLP. Register for the Symposium in order to learn more about marketplace lending, and interact with attendees from five Federal regulators, as well as staff representing both House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committee key members.

To register, please click here.

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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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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 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.

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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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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.


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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