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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.


  • Innovative portfolio guarantee inked

    The EIF has completed five synthetic securitisations with five Italian banks, in the context of the...

    News Analysis    30 January 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 29 January

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

    Pipeline The balance of additions to the pipeline last week closely followed that of the week befor...

    News    29 January 2018
  • Latin America poised to grow

    The Latin American structured finance market is expected to be boosted by an improving economic envi...

    News Analysis    26 January 2018
  • Slicing the risk

    Capital relief trade issuers and investors are weighing in on the virtues of a structuring technique...

    News Analysis    26 January 2018
  • Going green

    Current status of green ABS market discussed

    Representatives from Clifford Chance, TMF and Ygrene Energy Fund recently discussed the current stat...

    Talking Point    25 January 2018
  • Debut Canadian utility ABS prepped

    The Canadian province of Ontario has launched the country's first ABS backed by utility cost recover...

    News    23 January 2018
  • Landmark financial guarantee completed

    The EIB and Credit Agricole completed an innovative synthetic securitisation in late December. Dubbe...

    News Analysis    23 January 2018
  • Programmatic issuance continues

    Intesa Sanpaolo last month returned to the risk transfer market with another GARC transaction. Dubbe...

    News Analysis    22 January 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 22 January

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

    Pipeline Last week saw pipeline additions return to favouring ABS. There were seven ABS added, alon...

    News    22 January 2018
  • Non-QM tipped as 'next opportunity'

    Last year marked the beginning of a transition from a post-crisis distressed recovery trade to a mor...

    News Analysis    19 January 2018
  • Market moves - 19 January

    Acquisitions RenaissanceRe Ventures is set to acquire a minority shareholding in Catalina Holdings...

    Market moves    19 January 2018
  • Carillion liquidation met with cautious optimism

    The Irish stock exchange announced this week that a company, believed to be liquidated construction...

    News    19 January 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 15 January

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

    Pipeline Last week saw a ramping up of additions to the pipeline, led by ABS and RMBS. There were s...

    News    15 January 2018
  • Scenario analysis

    Elena Rinaldi, portfolio assistant at TwentyFour Asset Management, examines how robust CLOs are thro...

    ABS is an asset class that lends itself well to detailed underwriting, from onsite due diligence thr...

    Talking Point    12 January 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 12 January

    Details have emerged of a Lloyds capital relief trade dubbed Cheltenham Securities 2017. The transac...

    News    12 January 2018
  • Barclays adds to US CRT impetus

    Barclays recently completed Colonnade Global 2017-4 Financial Guarantee, a rare US$100m risk transfe...

    News Analysis    11 January 2018
  • UBI Banca debuts SRT

    UBI Banca has executed its first capital relief trade, dubbed UBI 2017 RegCap 1. The approximately &...

    News    10 January 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 8 January

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

    Pipeline There were a few deals added to the pipeline in the first week of the year. These were fou...

    News    8 January 2018
  • CRTs coming to America?

    Capital relief trades (CRTs) have become an established feature of the European securitisation marke...

    News Analysis    8 January 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 5 January

    Deutsche Bank is understood to have closed two CRAFT risk transfer transactions, a bilateral deal an...

    News    5 January 2018
  • Market moves - 5 January

    Acquisitions/Investments SoftBank Group Corp has acquired Fortress Investment Group for US$3.3bn in...

    Market moves    5 January 2018