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Structured Finance Association Welcomes the SEC 15c2-11 No-Action Relief Avoiding a Looming Deadline for the 144A Market

SFA thanks the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for providing crucial relief to the structured finance and corporate fixed income markets today. The SEC’s issuance of their revised No-Action Letter temporarily averts potentially severe liquidity consequences on a large segment of the 144A market to the detriment of the investors of those bonds and the corporate issuers seeking to raise future capital.

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SFA’s CEO Michael Bright Featured on CBS Digital

SFA's CEO, Michael Bright, appeared on CBS Digital, where he discusses the impact of the recent mortgage rate rise.

Author Talks: Dismantling double standards in business with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin

In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey Global Publishing’s Raju Narisetti chats with Julia Boorstin, senior media and tech correspondent at CNBC, about her new book When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them (Simon & Schuster, October 2022). Boorstin spent the pandemic lockdown examining the management styles of more than 60 female CEOs who helm leading companies in healthcare, beauty, biotech, and more.

3 Negotiation Myths Still Harming Women’s Careers

We work with professional women all the time on their career negotiations: training them, advising their employers, and studying their successes and pitfalls. One of us (Kathryn) is a negotiation coach and trainer and the other (Hannah) is a scholar and educator.

‘It’s a disastrous situation’: Women leaders are leaving companies at the highest rate ever

For women in management, there’s never been a better time to quit. Women leaders are leaving their companies at the highest rate ever, and the gap between women and men in senior roles quitting their jobs is the largest it’s ever been, according to new data from LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company, which started tracking these numbers in 2015.

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SFA’s CEO Michael Bright on FOX Business

Our CEO, Michael Bright, recently joined FOX Business to discuss the volatile state of the market.

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SFA’s CEO Michael Bright on Fox 5 DC

Our CEO, Michael Bright, recently joined FOX 5 DC to discuss the current market volatility.

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SFA CEO Michael Bright Featured on LX News

SFA CEO Michael Bright was featured on LX News

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Structured Finance Association Supports the Fed LIBOR Proposal with Some Remaining Clarifications Needed

SFA submitted a letter to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) in response to the Fed’s proposed regulation to implement the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act. SFA applauds the Fed’s comprehensive proposal and is strongly supportive of the proposal, with a few imperative remaining clarifications that should be addressed so that consumer and investor contracts transition as seamlessly as Congress intended.

Inside the Programs Returning Women to the Workforce After Career Breaks

Returnships can help employees brush up their skills after a career break. See how role-model companies use these programs to find top talent. At the height of the pandemic, the workforce contracted drastically — resulting from layoffs, furloughs and competing priorities at home. In the post-vaccine, return-to-the-office world, many of those employees have re-entered the workforce. However, women who left the market have yet to return to their pre-pandemic roles. As of February 2022, there were over 1.1 million fewer women participating in the labor force than before the pandemic, according to analysis from the National Women’s Law Center. Meanwhile, their male counterparts returned to the market in droves.

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