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The 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 its participants.

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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Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA® ) is an international trade organization dedicated to improving liquidity of commercial real estate debt securities through access to the capital markets. Headquartered in New York City, CMSA has an active presence in Canada, Europe and Japan and has expanded to more than 300 member firms since it was founded in 1994. Its members include leading CMBS originators, issuers, investors and service providers, including the largest money-center banks, investment banks, insurance companies, money managers, specialty finance companies, loan servicers and rating agencies.

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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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Introducing The Financial Net, The World’s First Networking Site for Securitization – launched by Euromoney Institutional Investor. This site is the first of its kind in this industry. It is free to join and enables you to connect exclusively with other financial professionals in your sector. The Financial Net also provides:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Job opportunities
  • Industry News
  • Conference calendars
  • Forums
  • Blogs
  • Your own dedicated professional web page
  • And much more!



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