Structured Credit Investor SCI’s 5th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar 17 October 2019, London


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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    Levels continue to strengthen across the European securitisation secondary market. October has bee...

    SCIWire    31 October 2017
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    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There were notably fewer pipeline additions last week. The final count consisted of an AB...

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  • STS rules welcomed

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  • Jet ABS 'postponed'

    Global Jet Capital's debut securitisation, Business Jet Securities 2017-1, has been postponed, accor...

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  • Greek shipping ABS boosts liquidity

    Alpha Bank has successfully completed a US$250m true sale securitisation via Citi, its second such t...

    News    27 October 2017
  • Timeshare ABS uncapped

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  • Debut Veros deal markets

    Veros Credit has prepped an inaugural rated US$165.28m subprime auto ABS. The transaction, Veros Aut...

    News    24 October 2017
  • Libor replacement a "steep challenge"

    A transition to a replacement reference rate away from Libor by 2021 will be a "steep challenge" wit...

    News    24 October 2017
  • ABS rating effect explored

    Rating changes can have a significant impact on an ABS bond's price and value. While investors are l...

    News    24 October 2017
  • ESNs 'not needed yet'

    European Structured Notes (ESNs) have been on the radar for some time and a recent Moody's analysis...

    News Analysis    23 October 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 October

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

    Pipeline Additions to the pipeline last week were once again heavily skewed towards ABS. There were...

    News    23 October 2017
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    Job Swaps    20 October 2017
  • MPS loan appraisal pending

    Cerved Information Solutions, one of the largest Italian servicers, has been selected by Atlante II...

    News Analysis    20 October 2017
  • Risk transfer round-up - 20 October

    Rumours abound of new capital relief trades being prepped. One source suggests that ING is readying...

    News    20 October 2017
  • Swap downgrades 'justified, necessary'

    Fitch downgraded Deutsche Bank's ratings last month, stating that the bank is no longer a suitable c...

    News Analysis    20 October 2017
  • Montepio NPL deal marketing

    A €142.5m Portuguese non-performing loan securitisation has hit the market. Dubbed Hefesto...

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  • Mortgage ILS landmark imminent

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  • CRT outlook bullish

    Optimism prevailed at SCI's recent Capital Relief Trades Seminar, where panellists were bullish on t...

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  • SCI Start the Week - 16 October

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

    Pipeline Additions to the pipeline last week were heavily skewed towards ABS. There were 20 ABS nam...

    News    16 October 2017
  • Risk transfer round-up - 13 October

    Risk transfer activity continues, with Lloyds reportedly readying a transaction for Q4. Sources also...

    News    13 October 2017