What is the purpose of FIIN?

FIIN is an association comprised of investors in structured finance. The association has two primary objectives: investor education and investor peer networking. The association’s motto is “Better investors make better markets.”


How is it related to IMN?

FIIN is incorporated in the state of Delaware as a 501 (c) (6) Association. FIIN is currently funded in part with an arrangement with the Information Management Network (IMN). The arrangement is defined in a Service and Cooperation Agreement which was approved by the Board of Directors of FIIN on September 22, 2019. The agreement is in effect through 2022.

The agreement allows for FIIN to have significant autonomy through the funding period to deliver on its mission and requirements to meet the obligations of the agreement with the IMN.  


Is it a competitor of SFA?

No. FIIN’s mission differs from the SFA in a number of ways. The scope of FIIN’s mission primarily is focused on education and investor networking. FIIN will take a limited role in policy and advocacy related matters. FIIN’s membership is also limited to investors only.


Can non-investors join?

Yes, on a limited basis. FIIN may allow associate members from the consulting and academic community depending on the nature of their role in the marketplace.


How do I apply? Where do I apply?

Please send an email to david.blide@thefiin.org to receive an application. Once returned, the application will be sent to the FIIN membership committee for review.


Is there a fee?

Currently FIIN is free for investors to join. FIIN may adopt member dues at a later date.


What kind of activities do you do?

FIIN will be conducting several investor forums and networking events globally in 2020. These events will include forum style discussions for investors to consider top of mind matters of concern to investors, as well as networking sessions for investors to interact with their peers. FIIN is also developing introductory level educational content for junior associates and more details will be forthcoming in 2020.


What is on in 2020? Where can I see an event calendar?

The FIIN Activities Calendar is posted and will be updated with more details regularly. The calendar can be found here.


How can I become more involved?

The first step is becoming a member! FIIN is currently seeking volunteers to join the various member committees who will concern themselves of meeting the objectives of FIIN. FIIN will send out solicitations for volunteers as needed by the Committee Chairpersons. FIIN members will receive these notifications as they are distributed.


Are there sponsor opportunities? Who do I speak with about them?

FIIN welcomes sponsors for its planned events. If your firm is interested to sponsor or otherwise support the buy side initiatives of the association, please contact the Managing Director, Dave Blide: David.blide@thefiin.org for more information.


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