The 2019 Secured Finance Market Sizing & Impact Study
The Authoritative Tool for the Secured Finance Industry to Plan, Benchmark, & Raise Capital

Product Details:
The CFA Education Foundation, with assistance from Ernst & Young, has conducted the first of its kind Secured Finance Industry Market Sizing and Impact Study for the purpose of benchmarking, strategic planning, attracting capital and assisting in advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry. 

Through primary and secondary research, the study dimensions the size and scope of the commercial marketplace for secured lending and its related products and services.  Part primer, part data compilation and part analytical assessment, the study provides the reader with a detailed view into the highly interconnected segments of this network and their collective impact on capital deployment and economic development. The findings dimension an industry that is far-reaching, influential, thriving and presenting significant growth opportunities for its participants to expand their served and available markets.



Our Mission
The mission of the CFA Education Foundation is to cultivate education, innovation and charitable works for the betterment of the Commercial Finance community. As a separate entity from the Commercial Finance Association, the CFA Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that funds the crucial initiatives benefiting secured lenders worldwide.

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CFA Education Foundation Secured Lending Confidence Index 

April 27, 2018
The Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation today released its inaugural Secured Lending Confidence Index “SLCI”.  The index reflects prevailing business conditions and is a broad-based leading indicator of vitality in the U.S. middle market.  The SLCI surveys leaders of commercial finance companies who provide secured loans used to finance ongoing operations, expansion and recapitalization of mid-market companies, according to Richard D. Gumbrecht, CEO of the Commercial Finance Association. To read the SLCI click here


The Critical Importance of the CFA Education Foundation

Charlie Johnson, CFA's Education Foundation Advisor highlights the mission of the Foundation




To cultivate education, innovation and charitable works for the betterment of the Commercial Finance community.


Core Mission And Support

William Brewer, Partner at Winston & Strawn, LLP speaks of the importance of contribution and teaching for the future of the foundation.



Developing the NextGen of Industry Leadership