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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.


  • Default proxy

    Second income-contingent SLABS prepped

    The UK government is readying a £3.88bn securitisation backed by English plan 1 income-con...

    News    17 October 2018
  • Market moves update

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    CRT poll results The results from SCI’s ‘What’s in a name?’...

    Market moves    17 October 2018
  • Second wave

    Synthetic CRE transactions launched

    Santander and NatWest have completed two commercial real estate risk transfer transactions and the m...

    News Analysis    15 October 2018
  • Market moves update

    OFS equity investment OFS Credit Company has disclosed that it has invested in the equity tranches...

    Market moves    15 October 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 15 October

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Market commentary Robust demand was seen in both the European and US CLO markets last week (SCI 9 O...

    News    15 October 2018
  • Market moves - 12 October

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    Cliff edge concerns ISDA has published a paper highlighting widespread concerns in Europe that the...

    Market moves    12 October 2018
  • Greek GACS?

    Greek government considering asset protection scheme

    The Greek government is considering the creation of an asset protection scheme as part of the state&...

    News Analysis    12 October 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 12 October

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Deutsche Bank is believed to be prepping a trade finance transaction from its TRAFIN risk transfer p...

    News    12 October 2018
  • Secondary ticking up

    European securitisation market update

    A handful of BWICs are out for the bid today as activity in the European ABS secondary market picks...

    Market Reports    12 October 2018
  • Disparity highlighted

    Flood ILS impact gauged

    The damage from Hurricane Florence was estimated by Moody’s to be between US$38bn-US$50bn,...

    News Analysis    11 October 2018
  • Primary surge

    European ABS primary market update

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

    Market Reports    8 October 2018
  • 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?

    European primary ABS market update

    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

    Santander has completed Fitzroy 2018-1 CLO, a financial guarantee and significant risk transfer tran...

    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
  • SCI Start the Week - 1 October

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Conference SCI’s 4th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar is taking place on 16 October...

    News    1 October 2018
  • Market moves - 28 September

    The latest hires and company developments in the structured finance market

    Canadian pension partnership Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced today...

    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