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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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    European ABS market update

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  • R-PACE rulemaking proposals outlined

    Sector developments and company hires

    Credit line secured Foundation Home Loans has entered into a new £350m warehouse credit...

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  • Servicing boost

    Intrum augments Greek presence

    Intrum is planning a purchase of a Greek debt servicing platform, which will act as a springboard fo...

    News    8 March 2019
  • Merger opposed

    Company hires and sector developments

    Astra case development Judge Jennifer Frisch of the Minnesota District Court, Second Judicial Dist...

    Market moves    8 March 2019
  • Isolation issues

    DLT legal, operational challenges highlighted

    A number of legal and operational issues still need to be resolved before blockchain securitisations...

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  • Stronger tone

    European ABS spreads tighten but supply muted

    There is a stronger tone in the European ABS market overall and there has been spread tightening acr...

    Market Reports    8 March 2019
  • CDS reforms proposed

    Company hires and sector developments

    Australia Mortgage House has hired Steven Mixter as head of securitisation and structured finance....

    Market moves    7 March 2019
  • Creative approach

    Definition of CRT criteria evolving

    As the drivers for banks to pursue risk transfer transactions have broadened over the last few years...

    News Analysis    7 March 2019
  • Deleveraging deal

    Bari SRT performance consistent with expectations

    Scope has determined that the performance of Banca Popolare di Bari’s last significant ris...

    News    6 March 2019
  • CRE investor bulks out

    Company hires and sector developments

    CDX-linked ETF launched Tabula has launched a new ETF, dubbed Tabula European iTraxx Crossover...

    Market moves    5 March 2019
  • Line-up finalised

    CRT event to include two workshops

    The line-up for SCI’s 3rd Annual Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar on 12 March ha...

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  • STS synthetics pending

    EBA to publish report by year-end

    The EBA is expected to publish a report on STS synthetic securitisations by year-end, which will the...

    News Analysis    1 March 2019
  • Downward drift

    Low default trend continues

    Global corporate defaults fell in 2018 in advanced markets and were stable in emerging markets. The...

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  • New fund for CDS recruit

    Company hires and sector developments

    ABL acquisition Benefit Street Partners affiliate Business Development Corporation of America has a...

    Market moves    28 February 2019
  • Debuting duo

    New ILS peril, domicile introduced

    GC Securities has placed a pair of innovative catastrophe bonds. Insurance Australia Group&rsquo...

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  • 'Long term solution needed'

    Day three from SFIG Vegas

    The last full day at SFIG Vegas was again abuzz with strong attendance and widespread optimism. On...

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  • Lights, camera, securitisation

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  • Structured finance 'well positioned' for downturn

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    Day two at SFIG Vegas saw a bountiful turnout of attendees, all looking to hear the latest on struct...

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  • CLO manager shake-up

    Company hires and sector developments

    Derivatives continuity The US CFTC and the Bank of England have issued a joint statement aimed at r...

    Market moves    26 February 2019
  • Different strokes

    PACE prepayment volatility on the rise

    A new Morningstar Credit Ratings study reveals increased volatility and a generally accelerating tre...

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  • Model behaviour?

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    Actual losses in the ILS market may be broadly in line with predictions, but there are sectors with...

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