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SFVegas 2021 Sessions Now Available for Replay

Registered attendees of SFVegas 2021 can now access recordings of the conference and panel sessions via the Virtual AttendeeHub. Enter the first name, last name, and email address that was used when registering, and a code will be sent to the mobile device and email address to be used to log in.

SFA News

SFA Hosts SFVegas 2021

This week, industry participants met in-person and virtually during SFVegas 2021, hosted by the Structured Finance Association. With over 2,200 in-person attendees and thousands participating virtually, the hybrid event featured world-class speakers covering topics like ESG, policy matters impacting structured finance, the LIBOR transition and alternative reference rates, consumer credit performance during the pandemic, political and macroeconomic outlooks, DEI, and how securitization can support financial inclusion.

SFA News

SFA Aligns with Other Global Trades on Response to European Commission Consultation

On Friday, October 1, SFA submitted a response to The European Commission’s (EC) Targeted Consultation on the Functioning of the EU Securitisation Framework.

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SFA White Paper: Economic Benefits of Credit Risk Transfer Transactions for GSEs

A report on the benefits of GSE CRT programs, including direct benefits accruing the GSEs, as well as overarching benefits for the broader housing market.

Press Releases

Structured Finance Foundation Honors Inaugural Scholarship Recipients

The Structured Finance Foundation, an affiliate of the Structured Finance Association (SFA), today honored the inaugural recipients of a scholarship it established at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, accounting, or economics in the School of Business and Public Administration. The scholarship was established in 2020 with a gift of $80,000. Today, Brea Ellis and Novae Sylva were both awarded $10,000 scholarships at a ceremony on campus.

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SFA Research Corner: End of Unemployment Benefits Could Lead to Short-Term Up-Tick in Delinquencies and Credit Card Debt

Close to 9 million Americans still impacted by pandemic-related unemployment saw the end of benefits on Labor Day. Federal Reserve research suggests that this support, while it was available, was used to pay down debt and stay current on bills.

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SFA Aligns with Other Global Trades on Response to UK Regulators

September 2, in coordination with other global trades, SFA submitted a unified response to Her Majesty’s Treasury Call for Evidence regarding securitization regulations in the UK. In order to show global alignment, SFA, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, UK Finance, and the Australian Securitisation Forum submitted identical language regarding ambiguity around the geographical scope of the EU/UK Securitization Regulation's requirements and how this has impeded securitization transactions.

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SFVegas 2021: A Message from Michael Bright, CEO

In a letter to SFA members and SFVegas sponsors and attendees, SFA CEO Michael Bright outlined the health and safety protocols SFA is following to host the annual Vegas conference in a safe and responsible way for the thousands of attendees currently scheduled to attend.

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SFA Research Corner: Household Balance Sheets and Labor Markets Robust Even as Relief Programs Roll Off

On August 26, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling to vacate the CDC’s eviction moratorium. This pandemic assistance program, which has primarily benefited lower-income households, has helped households stay current on their debt obligations despite elevated levels of unemployment.

SFA News

SEC Weighs Requiring Companies to Give More Details on Workers

“Investors want to better understand one of the most critical assets of a company: its people,” SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said earlier this week in a Twitter thread. “I’ve asked staff to propose recommendations for the Commission’s consideration on human capital disclosure.”

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