SFIG Spotlight

The ABS Vegas 2015 App Coming Soon!

SFIG is excited to announce our new mobile event App dedicated to the ABS Vegas Conference. The new App that will make this year's experience more valuable for our attendees, speakers and sponsors by including the conference agenda, conference map, attendee list, attendee-to-attendee messaging, and much more.

In order to take advantage of registrant only features, you must be registered for the conference. Registered attendees will receive log-in details prior to the event.

Click here to register for ABS Vegas.

Two Weeks Until ABS Vegas 2015: Register Now

SFIG and IMN are pleased to announce this year's Keynote Speakers for ABS Vegas 2015, Barney Frank and Mary Matalin. With over one week remaining until ABS Vegas 2015, attendance and sponsorship is going through the roof, with well over 150 sponsors to-date and growing. Approximately 5,500 participants are registered, including nearly 2,300 investors and issuers, making this year’s conference on target to exceed past attendance as the largest global capital markets conference in the world.

Click here for the conference agenda. Click here to register for ABS Vegas 2015.

SFIG Launching Women in Securitization at ABS Vegas 2015

Invitations are now being sent for the launch of Women in Securitization, an initiative designed to facilitate an environment in the securitization community that encourages women's ambition and advancement. The initiative is open to all industry members, and will be celebrated with a special event on February 8, 2015 at ABS Vegas. Register for Women in Securitization here to learn more.

For questions about Women in Securitization, please contact Mary Robinson.

Join SFIG & IMN for the 2015 Conference of the China Securitization Forum

SFIG is pleased to support the 2015 Annual Conference of the China Securitization Forum (“CSF”), taking place March 24-25, 2015 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Beijing. The event, hosted by CSF and IMN, will bring together leading investors, issuers, regulators, international financial institutions, law firms, accounting firms, rating agencies, servicers and more for two days of programming covering various topics important to this quickly growing market.

Registration is available here and members interested in learning more should email Amanda Bateman to join SFIG’s Chinese Market Committee.

BCBS-IOSCO Consult on "Simple, Transparent and Comparable" ABS

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and International Organization of Securities Commissions have released their Criteria for identifying simple, transparent and comparable securitisations. The criteria aims to identify and assist with the development of sustainable securitization structures, as well as help parties to a transaction evaluate the associated risks.

SFIG previously commented on the EBA's proposed criteria through its High Quality Securitization Task Force. Contact Amanda Bateman to learn more.

Basel Committee Finalizes Revisions to the Securitization Framework

The Basel Committee finalized revisions to the securitization framework that strengthen capital standards for bank-held securitization exposures. The revisions include a streamlined hierarchy of approaches for calculating risk-based capital requirements, changes to the risk drivers, and calibration of the amount of capital banks must hold.

SFIG was part of a Joint Associations group that submitted comments in March 2014 in response to the BCBS' earlier consultation. Contact Amanda Bateman to learn more.

SFIG Working Through Regulation AB II Comment Letter

Following the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission's adoption of a final Regulation AB II rule, SFIG began its work on the development of a comment letter on the proposed rules that remain outstanding. To join this effort, please contact Mary Robinson.

To learn more about Regulation AB II, please see SFIG’s high-level summary of the final rule here and in-depth review here, both of which were prepared by Stephen S. Kudenholdt, Partner, Dentons LLP.

Stay Current with SFIG’s Legislative and Regulatory Briefing Books

SFIG’s Briefing Books are in-depth reference guides for securitization professionals looking to stay current on policy issues affecting the industry. For example, read SFIG’s Briefing Books on the Risk Retention, Regulation AB II, Liquidity Coverage Ratio and NRSRO Due Diligence final rules provide a helpful discussion on how these new rules might impact different elements of the securitization industry.

SFIG is also developing industry guides which will focus on the establishment of consensus positions and best practices for critical elements of the rules. Learn more.

Annual Conference

SFIG and IMN are excited to host ABS Vegas 2015 on February 8-11, 2015 in Las Vegas. The three-and-a-half day program, developed by leaders who represent the most active firms in ABS, will feature coverage of the most pressing issues facing the marketplace.

Register for the event

Latest Advocacy

SFIG recently submitted its response to the EBA's consultation regarding its criteria for "high quality securitizations." Next, SFIG's High Quality Securitization Task Force will comment on the BCBS-IOSCO criteria for simple, transparent and comparable securitizations.

Read about SFIG's latest initiative.

Membership

SFIG’s membership continues to grow in both numbers and diversity.

There are currently more than 270 institutions representing all segments of the securitization industry contributing to our membership-driven agenda..

Apply for membership 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 more than 270 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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