SFA on the Issues

Educating legislators and regulators on policy matters is essential to the structured finance industry.

As an organization whose members have incredibly diverse interests and varied perspectives, the Structured Finance Association engages in advocacy, policy and research regarding issues impacting the safe and sound functioning of the entire securitization and structured finance markets.

We see our role as that of a bridge, linking the policymaking and securitization communities to ensure that an informed, two-way dialogue allows for robust discussion and optimal policy outcomes.

September 28, 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence reports that corporate bankruptcies totaled 470 between January and September 2020, the highest number of filings for any comparable period in the past 9 years. Of these, 36 were so-called mega-bankruptcies as these companies had more than $1 billion in liabilities at the time of filing. Consumer discretionary, industrials and energy sectors led bankruptcy filings.

September 3, 2020

SFA submitted a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in response to its proposal concerning when national banks or federal savings associations (a “Bank”) make loans and are the “true lender”. SFA supports the proposal as an important corollary to the recently finalized ‘valid when made’ rule in order to ensure the enforceability of the interest rate and other terms of loan agreements when a Bank finances or sell the loans to non-bank entities.

June 26, 2020

Last Friday, June 26, SFA requested the Court to accept the filing of its amicus brief with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware related to the Hertz bankruptcy.

May 11, 2020

While the fight against COVID-19 rightfully demands the attention of our industry, it is important we not lose sight of the transition away from LIBOR. At the Structured Finance Association, we are helping manage this transition and today launch a series of LIBOR pieces by our in-house industry experts.

September 14, 2020

As colleges commence their fall semesters across the country, we take a look at how the pandemic is affecting college enrollment, student loan repayment, and the ultimate impact on student loan ABS.

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