American Securitization Forum is a broadly-based professional forum through which
participants in the U.S. securitization market can advocate their common interests on a number of
important legal, regulatory and market practice issues.
Among others, these include bank capital adequacy regulations, accounting standards governing the
recognition, derecognition and consolidation of assets conveyed to securitization vehicles, federal
securities registration, disclosure and reporting rules, legal investment laws and restrictions, and
a host of other issues, challenges and opportunities facing the domestic securitization market and
The American Securitization Forum is also committed to providing substantive and timely informational and educational programs
of value to U.S. securitization market professionals.
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The Australian Securitisation Forum was formed in 1989 to address a perceived vacuum
of securitisation knowledge in an environment foreshadowing significant regulation.
In 1993, in response to the continued growth of the industry and the desire of other industry
participants to contribute to the efforts of the Australian Securitisation Forum, five sub-committees were formed to specialise
in particular areas.
Over this period, the Australian Securitisation Forum has operated as an informal industry group lobbying against impediments
to the use of securitisation and providing avenues for formal education. As such, it has operated
as an effective unincorporated body relying on the support of the organisations from which its
members are sourced in terms of time and resources.
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The Bond Market Association speaks for the bond industry and advocates its positions. In New York,
Washington, D.C., London and Tokyo, and with issuer and investor groups nationwide, the Association
represents its members' interests. It keeps members informed of relevant legislative issues and
market practice developments and provides a forum through which the industry can review and respond
to current issues. The Association also strives to standardize market practices and commonly used
documentation, both to promote efficiency and to reduce costs. It helps members solve common problems
and develop more efficient management, operations and communications methods, thereby benefiting
not only the industry but the investing and taxpaying public as well. The Association educates
legislators, regulators, the press and investors on the size and importance of the bond markets.
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The purpose of the
European Securitisation Forum ("ESF" or "Forum") is to promote the efficient
growth and continued development of securitisation throughout Europe, and to advocate the
positions, represent the interests, and serve the needs of its members -- European securitisation
market participants. To achieve this goal, the ESF seeks to increase awareness, build consensus and
pursue advocacy projects relating to a broad array of legal, regulatory, accounting, capital, tax
and other issues that impact the European securitisation markets, working with relevant European
regulators and standards-setters. The Forum also attempts to identify, recommend and implement
market standardisation policies, practices, guidelines and related documentation, to promote
liquidity, transparency and efficiency in the primary and secondary European securitisation
markets. The Forum also undertakes initiatives designed to educate and inform external
constituencies, including legislative and regulatory officials, the financial media, industry
participants and others concerning the operation, importance and policy benefits of the securitisation
markets and related activities throughout Europe.
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