SFIG Spotlight
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Thank You for Making SFIG Vegas 2017 a Success!

Last week over 6,700 industry professionals gathered for SFIG Vegas 2017 – the largest capital markets conference in the world. With 74 packed panels and 277 speakers, including 3 incredible key note speakers, the content blended perfectly with the networking benefits, where more than 10,000 individual meetings took place conference-wide.

SFIG and our partners at IMN want to thank our 160 corporate sponsors, and THANK YOU, our members, for making this happen. See you in 2018. Same place, same time!

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CFTC Issues No-Action Letter regarding Variation Margin Requirements Compliance

On February 13, 2017, CFTC issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that, from Mar. 1 to Sep. 1, 2017, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight will not recommend an enforcement action against a swap dealer for failure to comply with the variation margin requirements for swaps that are subject to a Mar. 1, 2017 compliance date. The no-action letter follows a request sent by SFIG to the CFTC and the prudential regulators seeking temporary relief for legacy securitization transactions from the compliance date for variation margin requirements. Read more here.

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SFIG Partners with Chamber of Digital Commerce to Bring Blockchain to Securitization

On Monday, February 27th, SFIG announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the Chamber of Digital Commerce to focus on advancing the use of blockchain technology in securitization markets. In conjunction with the launch, the partnership unveiled the publication of a co-sponsored white paper titled, “Applying Blockchain in securitization: opportunities for reinvention" and a series of educational activities at SFIG Vegas 2017.

Click here to read more and download the white paper.

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Structured Finance Coalition Officially Launched at SFIG Vegas

On Monday, February 27th, SFIG held its official launch event for the Structured Finance Coalition, a brand new grassroots advocacy organization for the structured finance industry. Following the launch, we are now accepting nominations for the Coalition's independently elected Board Member for the 2017-2019 term.

To make a nomination, individuals must first sign up here for a free membership in the Coalition. Members may nominate themselves or another qualified industry professional here. Nominations will be open until Tuesday, March 21st

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First Edition Green Paper on Marketplace Lending Best Practices Available!

SFIG released the First Edition Green Paper from its Marketplace Lending Committee Best Practices Initiative on December 1, 2016. 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.

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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 jobs@sfindustry.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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New Edition Available: RMBS 3.0 Fifth Edition Green Papers

SFIG released the Fifth Edition Green Papers on December 7, 2016. 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.)

The papers are a product of SFIG’s RMBS 3.0 initiative. To learn more about RMBS 3.0, please contact Daniel.Goodwin@sfindustry.org.

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SFIG Publishes RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review Scope ©

SFIG published its RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review Scope© documentation on June 15, 2016, 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.

Membership

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.

Latest Advocacy

On Feb. 13, CFTC issued a no-action letter regarding variation margin requirements compliance. It follows a request sent by SFIG to the CFTC and the prudential regulators seeking temporary relief for legacy securitization transactions from March 1, 2017 variation margin compliance date.

Read more information here.

Annual Conference

Thank you for making SFIG Vegas 2017 conference a success. We welcomed over 6,700 registered attendees, breaking attendance records for what is indisputably the largest capital markets conference in the world.

Our next conference – SFIG Canada on June 26th and June 27th at Hyatt Regency Toronto.

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 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.

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