SFA Response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Request for Comment on Climate Change Disclosures
SFA’s response to the Securities and Exchange Commission on the Request for Comment on Climate Change Disclosure details the work that SFA and the ESG Task Force have undertaken, draws distinctions between the securitization market and other markets, and suggests a path forward for climate disclosures.
The May jobs report, while positive, reflects a labor market still dealing with the lasting effects of the pandemic. Improving labor market conditions support securitization. In a recent report, Moody’s viewed “fundamental risks for securitization assets as generally declining.” In contrast to 2020, in 2021, upgrade volume has surpassed downgrade volume.
In an op-ed for the Financial Times, SFA CEO Michael Bright warns, “Only Congress has the power to ensure an economically neutral outcome without years of court wrangling and confusion. Federal legislation for all Libor-based contracts is the best way to end this saga once and for all.”
Authentic Allyship in the Workplace
During this episode of Bright Ideas, SFA CEO Michael Bright sits down with Latesha Byrd, CEO, and Founder of Byrd Consulting to discuss allyship, what it means, and how to practice it.
Please join us for our upcoming workshop with Latesha Byrd on June 24. We’ll discuss all things authentic allyship and how to talk about race in the workplace. Please click here to learn more and register.
SFVegas 2021 – Engage | Learn | Connect – Registration is Open
We can’t wait to see everyone and reconnect in Las Vegas in October. Registration is open and early bird rates are available for SFVegas 2021, taking place October 3-6, 2021, at the Aria Resort & Casino.
The largest capital markets conference in the world features a robust agenda highlighting the most relevant topics in our markets and ample opportunities to network and catch-up with your colleagues and peers.
Thursday, June 22
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
WiS is looking for volunteer mentors for our June event with Junior Achievement, which will feature a panel highlighting the wide range of jobs and skills applicable to careers in financial services. After the panel presentation, volunteer mentors will participate in group breakout discussions with high school students to talk about their own roles within the industry, career experiences, and how finance can be relevant to the students’ interests and passions.
All volunteers will need to complete a brief pre-event training session facilitated by Junior Achievement staff.
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