NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. ("SFIG"), a new, member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market, today announced it will hold its first annual industry conference in Las Vegas on January 22-24, 2014. SFIG has partnered with Information Management Network ("IMN"), a global organizer of institutional finance & investment and healthcare IT conferences, to host the event. The conference will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and will begin accepting sponsorships in May. A SFIG Committee will be solely responsible for determining the educational content of the conference. SFIG member firms will receive priority to reserve meeting space as well as sponsor events. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. "We are very excited to partner with IMN, a respected leader in conference management, to host this important event for our members," said Reggie Imamura, Chairman of the Board of SFIG. "I believe it is a testament to the active participation of all our members that we were able to announce this event within just 30 days of forming, and I want to thank them for all of their hard work. I am confident we will create an event that offers all our members meaningful educational opportunities, important insight into our legislative efforts and an open, transparent venue to discuss the full range of member views on the industry." SFIG also announced that firms who join the group by April 30, 2013 will be deemed "Founding Members" and be eligible for consideration for board membership as well as committee chairs. Interested organizations can find more information at www.sfindustry.org. About Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. ("SFIG") is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. SOURCE Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc.