Here’s the news and mood at SFIG Vegas
The venue was crowded, the party count was up and the mood at the Structured Finance Industry Group Vegas conference this week was definitely upbeat.
In the sessions and private meeting rooms, there was optimism about the economy, housing price appreciation, the quality of loan performance and the new administration’s stated goals of deregulation and tax reform. The general consensus seemed to be that these trends will increase overall deal issuance incrementally in 2017 and gradually “nudge” private capital off the sidelines.
Despite the positive signs, however, panelists and the attendees weren’t ready to “place a bet” on when the private market will significantly expand, what form deregulation will take or how quickly it will occur.