WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 5, 2017 – The Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) today announced that it will be expanding its in-house event management by taking on sole organizing responsibility for all SFIG conferences, including the group’s hallmark annual conference, “SFIG Vegas,” which attracts nearly 7,000 industry professionals annually.
This milestone marks the completion of SFIG’s successful partnership with Information Management Network (“IMN”), a global organizer of institutional finance and investment conferences. Since SFIG’s formation in 2013, the group has partnered with IMN to host eight premier annual industry conferences, including SFIG Vegas, SFIG Canada and SFIG RMBS. SFIG and IMN will work collaboratively to transition the management of these events to SFIG, including co-hosting SFIG Vegas 2018 and SFIG Canada 2017.
“We are tremendously thankful for the support IMN has provided us over the past four years during the early stages of our organization’s growth,” said Richard Johns, SFIG Executive Director. “As a respected leader in conference management, IMN has played an influential role in helping SFIG organize and consistently grow participation in the largest gatherings of the global structured finance industry. Today’s announcement is a testament to the support and growth we have achieved with IMN’s support. With nearly 350 institutional members, we are fortunate now to have the scale and experience to independently host SFIG events.”
“Since 2013, SFIG has been an excellent partner with us, and we are proud of what we have accomplished together,” said Julius Hill, IMN Chief Executive Officer. “Our collaboration has helped organize numerous successful conferences for the industry, most notably SFIG Vegas, the single largest gathering of structured finance professionals. We sincerely thank SFIG for their contributions to our shared success and look forward to the participation of SFIG and its member firms at future IMN events.”
About Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc.
Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. (SFIG) is a member-based, trade industry group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found at www.sfindustry.org