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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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    Banco di Sardegna has completed a €253m non-performing loan securitisation called 4Mori Sar...

    News Analysis    28 June 2018
  • Securitisation to support PPP growth

    The Argentinian government recently announced plans for a number of infrastructure projects and has...

    News Analysis    26 June 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 25 June

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

    Pipeline The securitisations remaining in the pipeline at the end of last week were fairly evenly s...

    News    25 June 2018
  • PRA's tough stance continues

    Banks have been reviewing the PRA’s significant risk transfer (SRT) consultation, which pr...

    News Analysis    22 June 2018
  • Mortgage SRT booster voted down

    MEP Caroline Nagtegaal’s amendment 596 to Article 234 of the CRR was rejected by the Europ...

    News Analysis    22 June 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 22 June

    Intesa Sanpaolo is rumoured to be prepping a capital relief trade referencing corporate assets, with...

    News    22 June 2018
  • Market moves - 22 June

    Europe Axa Investment Managers has hired Hans Stoter to global head of fixed income and interim he...

    Market moves    22 June 2018
  • Questions remain over insurer participation

    The European Commission recently published the Delegated Act on Solvency 2, which improves the capit...

    News Analysis    21 June 2018
  • PE players driving growth

    Australian ABS and RMBS issuance saw record volumes of over A$8bn and A$37bn respectively in 2017, a...

    Talking Point    19 June 2018
  • Capital computation

    The complexity involved in executing capital relief trades is driving increased focus on the operati...

    News Analysis    18 June 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 18 June

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

    Pipeline A mixed bag of securitisations remained in the pipeline at the end of last week. ABS once...

    News    18 June 2018
  • IFRS 9 benefit welcomed

    The first-time adoption of IFRS 9 has had a muted impact on bank capital ratios and this has been re...

    News Analysis    15 June 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 15 June

    Deutsche Bank is expected to execute two capital relief trades this month. One is a corporate deal f...

    News    15 June 2018
  • CRI explained

    Stephen Taylor, head of structured and capital solutions EMEA at Aon Risk Solutions, outlines the be...

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    Talking Point    15 June 2018
  • Market moves - 15 June

    CLO name change The name of Babson Euro CLO 2014-1 has been changed to Barings Euro CLO 2014-1. Th...

    Market moves    15 June 2018
  • Creval completes second NPL deal

    Credito Valtellinese (Creval) has completed a €586.35m non-performing loan securitisation w...

    News    13 June 2018
  • Bankruptcy law brings transparency

    India’s landmark Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has inflicted heavy losses on the na...

    News    11 June 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 11 June

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

    Pipeline Non-auto related ABS deals have dominated the pipeline recently. Indeed, transactions repr...

    News    11 June 2018
  • Market moves - 8 June

    Acquisition Angel Oak Commercial Lending (AOCL) has acquired a controlling interest in Cherrywood...

    Market moves    8 June 2018
  • UTP loans raise AI prospects

    Resolving unlikely to pay (UTP) loans is becoming more important for Italian banks, but the challeng...

    News    7 June 2018
  • Start-up launches to solve structured product problems

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    Provider Profile    7 June 2018