SFIG Spotlight
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Registration Open: Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium 2017

Registration is now open for SFIG's Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium. The first-of-its-kind event will take place on November 7th-8th at the Conrad Hotel in New York, and will explore the intersection of private capital, public policy, and legislative reform.

View the agenda here and register today! Over 40 sponsoring firms have already committed to attend.

For sponsorship, please contact Scott Brody at events@sfindustry.org or 202-524-6300.

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Register Now for the Joint Trades LIBOR Symposium!

Space is limited and filling up fast so register now to hear multiple perspectives across the industry that highlight the challenges that may arise from the LIBOR phase-out. SFIG, CREFC, and LSTA will join forces on one panel to share macro perspectives across the entirety of the securitization industry.

In addition, if you would like to join SFIG's LIBOR Task Force and/or the Steering Committee please contact Michael.Williams@sfindustry.org.

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Announcing SFIG Vegas 2018

We are excited to announce that SFIG Vegas 2018 will take place February 25th-28th at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Following the success of the 2017 program, which featured over 6,700 registrants and more than 160 sponsors, we look forward to providing the securitization market with the industry's largest gathering in 2018.

For sponsorship information, please 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 Investor Cabinet and Issuer Cabinet Meet with Hill Staff and Regulators

Members of the SFIG Investor Cabinet and Issuer Cabinet took part in a series of meetings with key policy staff on Capitol Hill and at the SEC on April 25th and May 3rd respectively.

In the interest of communicating the diversity of viewpoints held by market participants, investors and issuer members were provided the opportunity to discuss their priorities in the ongoing process of financial regulatory reform. Throughout these conversations SFIG staff took part by providing background and context for the positions of the broader SFIG membership on various issues.

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SFIG Meets with Treasury Officials to Discuss PLS Market Initiatives

On May 1st, representatives from SFIG and the securitization industry met with officials at the Treasury Department to discuss impediments to private capital in the housing finance market generally, and the PLS market in particular.

This meeting took place after a previous meeting between Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips and SFIG staff, wherein SFIG discussed with Mr. Phillips regulations impeding REIT investments, and later provided him information on regulations affecting securitization and the mortgage vertical.

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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.


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

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 Vegas 2018 on February 25 – February 28, 2018 at Aria Resort & Casino.

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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