American Securitization Forum

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The American Securitization Forum (ASF) describes itself as a broadly-based professional forum through which participants in the U.S. securitization market can advocate their common interests on important legal, regulatory and market practice issues.

According to its website[1], it "is the securitization industry’s unifying forum, converting ideas into action to enhance and improve the securitization market. Our membership encompasses all aspects of the industry, including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, rating agencies, legal and accounting firms, trustees, servicers, guarantors, and other market participants.

  • The ASF advocates the securitization industry’s interests in various market practice, legal, accounting, tax, regulatory, legislative and policy issues.
  • The ASF builds consensus, coordinates advocacy efforts, and informs and educates the securitization community and related constituencies on issues of broad importance to the industry.

Important issues for the ASF 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 topics that present challenges and opportunities to the domestic securitization market and its participants. The ASF is also committed to providing substantive and timely informational and educational programs of value to U.S. securitization market professionals.

The ASF offers a unique opportunity for its members to participate meaningfully, with a diverse range of professional colleagues and peers, in shaping the future of the financial market upon which their collective livelihood depends."

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American Securitization Forum
120 Broadway, 35th Floor
(Between Cedar Street and Pine Street)
New York, NY 10271

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