What we do
About SF PAC
The Structured Finance Political Action Committee (SF PAC) is the only PAC focused exclusively on representing the interests of the structured finance industry in Washington, D.C.
One Market. One Voice.
The Structured Finance Coalition Political Action Committee (SF PAC) is a voluntary, non-partisan, and separate segregated fund of the Structured Finance Coalition (SFC) with the purpose of promoting political and legislative actions which support structured finance, securitization, and related capital markets in Washington, D.C. It is the only PAC focused exclusively on representing the interests of the structured finance industry.
The SF PAC provides members with a platform to collectively support candidates for Congress who understand and support the issues affecting the structured finance industry.
SF PAC’s funding comes from members’ voluntary contributions. Join SFC today to learn more about how you can support our industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
PACs are designed by federal law to provide individuals with common interests an avenue to support candidates involved in running for federal office. By law, corporations and trade associations cannot contribute to anyone seeking political office or to political parties. But people can. PACs allow people with common interests an opportunity to pool their resources and directly support candidates of interest to our industry. PACs are the most legal, transparent and federally monitored form of engagement in the political process.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the rules and requirements associated with the Structured Finance PAC.
Who can contribute to the Structured Finance PAC?
SF PAC may only solicit contributions from members of SFC. Contributors must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status (green card holders). Contributions must be made from personal funds. No corporate contributions are permitted due to Federal Election Commission (FEC) law.
How are contributions to the Structured Finance PAC reported?
Every dollar the Structured Finance PAC raises (over $200) or spends is reported to the FEC and is publicly available at www.fec.gov.
What’s the maximum I can contribute to the Structured Finance PAC?
SF PAC may solicit voluntary contributions of up to $5,000 per calendar year from any individual member of the SFC, as long as they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
How does the PAC Committee decide which candidates for Congress receive contributions?
SFC has established a set of guiding principles to provide guardrails for how to manage PAC contributions and to determine when and how funds will be allocated to candidates. Some of the criteria used to select candidates to receive contributions include:
- The candidate’s position on a committee with jurisdiction over key policy issues (e.g., the banking, housing and insurance, capital markets, and tax-writing committees or subcommittees in both chambers of Congress);
- The candidate’s views on issues of importance to the company;
- The candidate’s representation of a state or district where the company has a large employee presence;
- The candidate’s participation in a highly competitive race or significant financial need. The SF PAC is bipartisan, and has a goal of dividing
contributions within a 60-40 ratio between the candidate or representatives of the two major political parties. And, the SF PAC aims to contribute 75% of the money it receives in a given cycle, reserving 25 percent for future years.
- The candidate’s values align with SFA and its members.
Are contributions to the Structured Finance PAC tax deductible?
PAC contributions are not tax deductible.