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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.


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  • Primary surge

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    European primary ABS activity is finally picking up. The PBD Germany Auto ABS transaction is expecte...

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  • SCI Start the Week - 8 October

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Market commentary The European ABS primary market saw a lull in activity last week, which left some...

    News    8 October 2018
  • Market moves - 5 October

    New hires and company developments in the structured finance sector

    Europe Apollo Global Management has named Brigitte Posch md, head of emerging markets in London. S...

    Market moves    5 October 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 5 October

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    BNP Paribas is rumoured to be readying a replacement trade for a risk transfer transaction that it c...

    News    5 October 2018
  • Heavy supply?

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    A new RMAC UK non-conforming RMBS has been announced, while the BPCE Home Loans 2018 deal is expecte...

    Market Reports    5 October 2018
  • Regulatory boost

    Positive prospects for project finance CRTs

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    News Analysis    3 October 2018
  • ABS lull

    European ABS primary market update

    The European ABS primary market is seeing a lull in activity, which is leaving some traders uncertai...

    Market Reports    3 October 2018
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    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

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  • Market moves - 28 September

    The latest hires and company developments in the structured finance market

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    Market moves    28 September 2018
  • Primary focus

    European ABS and RMBS market update

    Few BWICs were out for the bid in the European secondary ABS market this week, with light trading ac...

    Market Reports    28 September 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 28 September

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Santander is believed to be the third capital relief trade issuer readying a commercial real estate...

    News    28 September 2018
  • Risk transfer return

    Standard Chartered completes trade finance CRT

    Standard Chartered has printed its first capital relief trade in three years, dubbed Trade Finance T...

    News    27 September 2018
  • UCITS constrained

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    News Analysis    27 September 2018
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  • SCI Start the Week - 24 September

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  • Market moves - 21 September

    All the latest company developments and new hires in the structured finance sector

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    Market moves    21 September 2018
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  • Irish RMBS focus

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    Market Reports    18 September 2018
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