November 6, 2017 Alert - Announcing the First Featured Keynote Speaker of SFIG Vegas 2018


SFIG and IMN are proud to announce the first featured keynote speaker of SFIG Vegas 2018:

Steven Levitt
Economics Professor; Co-Author
University of Chicago; Freakonomics

Steven Levitt is a tenured professor in the University of Chicago's economics department (he received tenure after only two years) and was the 2003 recipient of the American Economic Association’s prestigious John Bates Clark Medal, given to the country's best economist under 40.

When Stephen Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Think Like A Freak and When To Rob a Bank) profiled Levitt in The New York Times Magazine, he was beset by questions, queries, riddles and requests—from General Motors and the New York Yankees and U.S. senators but also from prisoners and parents and a man who sold bagels. A former Tour de France champion called him to ask his help in proving that the current Tour is rife with doping; the Central Intelligence Agency wanted to know how Levitt might use data to catch terrorists.

Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it went on to spend more than eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than seven million copies around the world, in more than 40 countries.

Steven Levitt has an enormous curiosity and is set on course by personal experiences and the incongruities he sees in everyday life. He is an intuitionist. He sifts through a pile of data to find a story that no one else has found and devises ways to measure an effect that veteran economists have declared un-measurable. [View Full Bio]

Mr. Levitt's keynote address will take place Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00am.

With more than 300 issuers and investors already confirmed, there has never been a better time to reserve your place to be part of the securitization industry's largest gathering, SFIG Vegas 2018. Taking place February 25-28 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the program will cover a range of topics, from the more traditional ABS asset classes including CLOs, autos, credit cards and student loans, to the more esoteric and high growth sectors such as solar, REO to Rental, and online lending.

View the 300+ Early Confirmed Issuers & Investors

SFIG members receive special discounted rates off registration and sponsorship

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Please note, hotel room allocations are currently underway for confirmed sponsors.

If you have not yet confirmed your sponsorship and are interested in securing discounted hotel rooms for your firm, contact Christopher Keeping at +1 212.901.0533 or

Speaking at SFIG Vegas 2018:

Speaker nominations will be opening in November and a follow-up email on the submission procedure will be announced shortly

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