The American Securitization Forum and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association have ended their six-year relationship.

"SIFMA sought during the past year to more comprehensively integrate its affiliate, the American Securitization Forum, into SIFMA's efforts," Tim Ryan, SIFMA's chief executive, said in a letter to members Thursday. "However, the ASF was unwilling to formally integrate its activities into SIFMA, and today released a statement that it was ending its affiliation with SIFMA."

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