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Keynote Speakers Announced: Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium 2017

We are excited to announce four keynote speakers for our upcoming Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium, November 7-8, 2017: Michael R. Bright of Ginnie Mae, Sen. Bob Corker, Bill Emerson of Rock Holdings Inc, and Craig S. Phillips of the Treasury.

Register here and join policy-makers, regulators, investors, issuers, and service providers as we try to answer the biggest questions facing today's mortgage markets.View the agenda here and register today!

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LIBOR Task Force to Comment on FRB Proposal for New Reference Rates

LIBOR Task Force will be commenting on the Federal Reserve Board's (FRB) proposal to produce three new reference rates based on overnight repurchase agreement transactions secured by Treasuries. The most comprehensive of the rates, the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), was selected by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee as its recommended alternative to U.S. dollar LIBOR. The response is due on October 30th.

If you would like to join the Task Force and/or the Steering Committee please contact Michael.Williams@sfindustry.org.

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SFIG Analysis of Treasury Report

Following the release of the U.S. Treasury Department’s capital markets regulatory reform report on October 6th, SFIG is pleased to provide our Position Matrix that is an in-depth analysis of the report's key proposals which could impact the structured finance and securitization markets.

For SFIG’s overview of the Treasury report, please see our Fact Sheet.

For any questions regarding this Fact Sheet, please contact Thomas.McCrocklin@sfindustry.org or Kristin.Eagan@sfindustry.org.

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Reserve Your Place Today – SFIG Vegas 2018

We look forward to providing the securitization market with the industry's largest gathering at SFIG Vegas 2018, taking place February 25-28 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Sponsorship payments for meeting space will commence October 16th at 9:00am (ET). If you have not yet confirmed your sponsorship and are interested in meeting space, contact Christopher Keeping at +1 (212) 901-0533 or ckeeping@imn.org

Agenda and speaker nomination process to be announced soon. Reserve your place today!

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SFIG Releases Comprehensive White Paper on Proposals for Regulatory Reform

We are pleased to announce the release of our new white paper, “Regulatory Reform: Securitization Industry Proposals to Support Growth in the Real Economy”. The white paper focuses on reforms directly affecting the securitization industry, and touches on other areas of regulatory reform that have an impact on SFIG members and the industry.

Read more information and download the white paper here.

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SFIG Submits Response to OCC RFI on Volcker

SFIG members submitted a response on September 21st to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) request for information (RFI) regarding revisions to the Volcker Rule.

SFIG's recommendations include: Redefine covered funds more narrowly as funds that rely solely on Section 3(c)(1) or Section 3(c)(7) of the 1940 Act and that principally engage in short-term speculative trading activity; Redefine ownership interests to remove "other similar interest"... Read more here.

If you would like to join SFIG's Volcker Task Force, please contact Alyssa.Acevedo@sfindustry.org.

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SFIG Delivers Full Industry Perspective to Senior Treasury Staff

SFIG members and staff met with senior Treasury staff during the week of August 14th, the latest in a series of five meetings thus far, to discuss key issues impacting issuers and investors across various asset classes, allowing our broad membership to deliver a full industry perspective to Treasury.

These meetings followed Treasury's first report released in June which recommended 97 policies in the lending sector for Congress and regulators to re-examine. We believe the next report will focus on capital markets, including a section on securitization.

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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.

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 April 20, SFIG released a comprehensive white paper, “Regulatory Reform: Securitization Industry Proposals to Support Growth in the Real Economy”, which focuses on reforms directly affecting the securitization industry and touches on other areas of regulatory reform.

Read more information here.

Annual Conference

We look forward to providing the securitization market with the industry's largest gathering at SFIG Vegas 2018, taking place February 25-28 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

View 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Reserve your place 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 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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