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ABS

ABS or asset-backed securities are bonds or notes created via securitisation that are backed by a range of assets or receivables. Generically, all securitisations can be labelled ABS and it is often used as a coverall term; in some cases in SCI, ABS will be used in this manner. However, in many cases, ABS are taken to exclude mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and structured credit instruments, such as CDOs. If so, then asset-backed securities or ABS are taken to include consumer ABS, such as credit card securitisations, auto loan or dealer floorplan ABS, student loan securitisations, project finance/infrastructure securitisations and equipment leasing-based transactions. ABS originators are typically loan issuers, such as banks, credit card companies, auto finance and consumer finance firms, but can be any institution that generates regular, quantifiable future income flows (or cashflows), which includes governments. To create asset-backed securities, institutions sell pools of their loans to a special-purpose vehicle, or SPV, which then sells the loans to a trust. The trust then repackages the loans as interest-bearing securities and issues them. This true sale of the loans to the SPV ensures that the ABS is treated as being bankruptcy-remote from the originator.


  • RMAC claim

    Company hires and sector developments

    The RMAC Securities No. 1 Series 2006-NS1, 2006-NS2, 2006-NS3, 2006-NS4 and 2007-NS1 issuers have co...

    Market moves    8 February 2019
  • Leviticus closed

    Banco BPM completes NPL securitisation

    Banco BPM has completed a €7.4bn (GBV) securitisation of secured and unsecured Italian non-...

    News    8 February 2019
  • European middle market maturing

    US MM sector set to grow following BDC no-action letter

    The middle market securitisation sector is only set to grow in the US, with relaxed regulatory const...

    News Analysis    8 February 2019
  • Junior demand

    Credit enhancement concerns raised

    Last year saw more single-B rated auto ABS paper issued in the US than in all previous years combine...

    News    8 February 2019
  • Insurer boosts ILS capability

    Sector developments and company hires

    Acquisitions Eldridge Industries has increased its investment in Maranon, now holding a majority o...

    Market moves    6 February 2019
  • BoE, ESMA seal no-deal plan

    Company hires and sector developments

    No-deal agreement sealed ESMA has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Bank of Englan...

    Market moves    5 February 2019
  • SCI Start the week - 4 February

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week Bank of Montreal has printed a US and Canadian leveraged loan capital reli...

    News    4 February 2019
  • NPL securitisation flourishes

    Extention of GACS to UTPs to fuel further growth?

    European NPL securitisation has flourished over the past two years, reaching a total of €15...

    News Analysis    4 February 2019
  • Growing momentum

    Regulatory provisioning boosts shipping NPL prospects

    The European Central Bank’s provisioning push has led to a more positive sentiment around...

    News Analysis    1 February 2019
  • Staying strong

    MetLife Investment Management speaks to SCI about the year ahead

    Q: What’s your general outlook for the structured finance sector in 2019? William Morett...

    The Structured Credit Interview    1 February 2019
  • Euro ABS deals mooted

    Company hires and sector developments

    European RMBS transactions mandated A pair of European RMBS transactions have been mandated, marki...

    Market moves    31 January 2019
  • CLO UCITS launched

    Company hires and sector developments

    CDS publication launched Jochen Felsenheimer, md at XAIA Investment, Wolfgang Klopfer, chairman of...

    Market moves    30 January 2019
  • Securitisation swaps book launched

    New publication aims to quench knowledge drought

    Spotting a gap in the market, a team of structured finance veterans have collaborated on a new publi...

    News    30 January 2019
  • CMBS tender launched

    Company hires and sector developments

    BUMF tender Greencoat Investments has launched a tender offer for the Business Mortgage Finance 4,...

    Market moves    28 January 2019
  • Minerva closed

    Innovative guarantee completed

    Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro has closed a €100m mezzanine guarantee with the EIF. Dubbed Mine...

    News    25 January 2019
  • New ILS unit launched

    Sector developments and company hires

    ABS outfit launched US Bancorp has launched a new ABS lending business, providing non-recourse com...

    Market moves    25 January 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 25 January

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Deutsche Bank issued a leveraged loan capital relief trade in December among a flurry of risk transf...

    News    25 January 2019
  • CLOs retain top ranking

    Quarterly SCI data update

    CLOs remained the top asset class in terms of deal count for European and US new issuance in 4Q18, a...

    News Analysis    24 January 2019
  • Alt investor boosts global presence

    Sector developments and company hires

    Europe Palamon has hired Aqib Kadar as director of tax and structured finance. Kadar was previousl...

    Market moves    24 January 2019
  • Slow start

    European ABS and CLO market update

    The European ABS market is experiencing its “slowest start to a year since 2011”...

    Market Reports    23 January 2019
  • Two depart at ILS firm

    Sector developments and company hires

    Europe M&G Investments has appointed Vincent Charles-Gervais as portfolio manager within i...

    Market moves    22 January 2019