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The CFA Community Is Vibrant & Growing

The Commercial Finance Association (CFA), is the international trade association dedicated to the secured finance industry focussing on asset-based lending, factoring and supply chain finance industries world-wide. Founded in 1944, the CFA has nearly 250 member companies and a 15,000 person active community with 22 chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. We engage the international community through our active work with the United Nations, WorldBank, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Organization of American States (OAS).


The CFA engages industry leaders who actually provide the capital that grow thousands of businesses and create and sustain millions of jobs in the US and around the world. We do this through world-class events bringing together thought leaders shaping our future. We offer education for the industry, inform regulators, legislators and the international community, and shape the NextGen of Commercial Finance professionals. We offer unique and powerful industry data, news and analysis which give critical insights into our dynamic industry.


Continue to explore what the CFA Community is all about below...

 

CFA Annual: The Industry Event

CFA ANNUAL brings together the CFA Community to network with the premiere decision makers our industry has to offer. Impactful panels, thought-leaders and industry insiders all converge at our EPIC event each year – Be part of it. The Annual has been the Premier Networking Event for the Commercial Finance industry for over 70 years

Women In Commercial Finance
In 2013, the CFA Women in Commercial Finance Committee was formed in order to support women involved in asset-based lending and factoring. In 2013, Jennifer Sheasgreen of Triumph Healthcare Finance served as Chairperson; Kathleen Lepak, of People’s United Business Capital, heads the committee as Chairperson this year, with Jennifer Sheasgreen as Vice Chairperson. Andrea Petro of Wells Fargo Capital Finance has served as Officer Liaison both years. The Committee has over 90 members, making it CFA’s largest committee.

NextGen and CFA
The Commercial Finance Association’s 40 Under 40 Awards is designed to honor a group of innovators, visionaries, leaders and rising stars. CFA Also have a YoPro community, engaging in dialogue and making new connections to help members grow in our industry.


2016 40 Under 40 Awards Recap Video 
The inaugural 40 Under 40 Event will forever represent the start of a new tradition for our ABL and Factoring community, its a passing of the baton to new leadership and recognizing that that NextGen of ABL Industry Leadership is rising among us to take the industry into the future, we thank all the sponsors, our CFA Leadership & Event Committee for helping set the bar high and supporting both the CFA Education Foundation and the CFA overall.


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Types of Attendees at CFA Events

We have a diverse group of attendees at all our national events, and our network of 15,000 ABL &Factoring Professionals are at your fingertips.

 



Interested In Becoming a Speaker At A CFA Event?
CFA events offer topical panels discussions from world trade, technology and all things ABL & Factoring related, we seek top thought leaders to participate and offer their expertise on matters related to their professional career, click the link below to email Jeff Walsh, CFA Event Director for inquires.


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The CFA Annual Brings in World-Class Keynote Speakers

Year after year the CFA Annual brings top thought leaders, regulators and
business innovators to bring focus to the opportunities and challenges ahead. 

 

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Ben
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John
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Jeb
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CFA Annual 72nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WICF Annual Convention Thursday Lunch

The Women in Commercial Finance Committee has quickly asserted itself as a key and vital supporter of the CFA’s Annual Convention. Following up on the success of their sponsorship of Sallie Krawcheck, Sheila Bair and last year Venus Willams, this year's speaker will prove to be a just as impressive. Show your support of this important committee at our industry’s most important event by attending.

 

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Sallie Krawcheck

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Sheila
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Venus
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Jimmy Gables on CFA Education

 

“This was my first CFA class. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I walked away glad I attended. The instructors were very well prepared and encouraged questions. They were very personable and easy to talk to.”
JODY COOK,
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
RENASANT BUSINESS CREDIT


COURSE LIST
ABL & Factoring Basics Workshop
Advanced Collateral Control Workshop
Advanced Field Examiner School
Advanced Legal Issues Workshop
Essentials of UCC Workshop
Factoring Fundamentals
Foundations of Account Management Workshop
Field Examiner School
Fraud Awareness Workshop
Leadership Program
Loan Documentation Workshop
Operations Bootcamp
Operations Fundamentals
Underwriting Fundamentals
“What’s It Worth?” Inventory Workshop
Workouts & Bankruptcy Workshop

CFA Education Programs


THE CFA GUARANTEE: INSTRUCTORS FROM THE INDUSTRY
To get optimal results, you need to provide your team with great resources. That’s where CFA Education Programs and professional development training can help.

We provide unparalleled opportunities for your team to learn firsthand from leaders in the asset-based lending and factoring industries.

RAPID AND TANGIBLE RESULTS
Your investment in CFA Education Programs will be returned through improved employee performance in risk management and service, resulting in greater growth for your business.

POISED FOR GROWTH
CFA Education Programs enable you as business leaders to build a culture of continuous professional development in your team. Train your young professionals to be tomorrow’s industry leaders.


CFA Education Programs have something for every level of experience. Some workshops are tailored to professionals just starting their career or moving into a new discipline. Other workshops focus on expertise in advanced areas of practice such as field examination, fraud awareness and leadership. In both cases, CFA is proud to present a teaching faculty made up of industry leaders with a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience.

 

Benefits:

  1. Improved performance and potential
  2. Higher skill levels: help your team soar to greater heights 
  3. Create professionals who are ready to take on new challenges 
  4. Develop leaders and position your business for growth 


Opportunities for Team Members:

  1. Be recognized for excellence and increased performance
  2. Gain credibility from industry-leading education
  3. Ensure readiness to take on new challenges
  4. Build a foundation for future leadership positions

 

Live or Virtual – You Choose How You Benefit
Many people feel they get the most from a CFA Education Program when they participate actively in a live class. They also value getting to meet others in their field. Spending time out of the office enables participants to focus on learning, away from daily work responsibilities.

SEE OUR COURSE DATES

 

The Professional Education programs offered by CFA are made possible through the generous support of the CFA Education Foundation. We thank them for their contributions that enable CFA to create and maintain industry-leading content and educational experiences. Please consider supporting the CFA Education Foundation.

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CFA Knowledge Central 

CFA’s Knowledge Central is your starting point to find information or programs addressing a broad range of industry topics.

JUST STARTING IN THE INDUSTRY?
We have e-learning and other resources, including industry-leading introductory workshops.

AT THE HEIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
You got there by staying current, so join us for a webinar or attend an advanced workshop to make sure your skills are at their peak.

 

CFA's Knowledge Central guides you on your path to success in the ABL and Factoring industry. Check in to find what free resources are online today, and let us know what subjects you would like to see offered in the future.

 

CFA invites you to explore our glossary of industry terms. This is where our members share their knowledge by creating, editing or adding links to entries. Become a contributor to our cooperative resource today.

 

Share insights into the industry and discuss topics with your colleagues. Connecting with your fellow CFA members is a great way to grow your relationships and develop your expertise.


VISIT KNOWLEDGE CENTRAL

 

 

 



CFA News, Data and Advocacy


Deals, analysis, data, industry moves and news: we are the sole source for a industry needing vital information to grow and sustain their business. Through our quarterly reports, or our industry publication, The Secured Lender, or our eblasts, we give insights our community needs. We also educate regulators on the positive impact our community has on the global economy and inform out community on next steps in the regulatory environment. Benefits:

The Secured Lender + TSL Express Daily eBlast
CFA’s The Secured Lender has an audience that is engaged, refer to the magazine often and 47% ofrespondents to a recent survey have taken action as a result of reading advertisements in the publication. The Secured Lender is a key source of industry knowledge. Whether large, syndicated ABL transactions or smaller club deals or single lender ABL financings, The Secured Lender stays abreast of the marketplace.

VISIT TSL

Advocating for the CFA
CFA’s core functions is to represent its members on critical public policy and legal issues that could have an impact on the commercial finance industry. The CFA communicates and advocates efforts to change the perception of commercial finance and reduce the cost of capital.

VISIT ADVOCACY

Industry Data
The CFA’s Annual Asset-Based Lending & Factoring Survey has measured year-to-year asset-based lending and factoring activity since 1976. New robust data is on the way implemented by WeStat.

VISIT CFA DATA

 
  

The Commercial Finance Association 

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