SCI Start the Week - 4 December 2023

SCI Start the Week - 4 December 2023

Monday 4 December 2023 11:09 London/ 06.09 New York/ 19.09 Tokyo

A review of SCI's latest content

Last week's news and analysis
Arch agony
Cancellation of 8 ILNs leaves investors stewing
Basel 4 series: Preparing - video
Market participants share their insights about how to prepare for Basel 4
Global Risk Transfer Report: Chapter five
In the fifth of six chapters examines trends in North American CRT
Job swaps weekly: Sirius execs join forces to launch Karis
People moves and key promotions in securitisation
Positioned for quality and liquidity
BlackRock answers SCI’s questions on its new Senior Securitised Fund
Risk transfer round-up - 1 December
The week's CRT developments and deal news
Rules of conflict
Final SEC "conflict of interest" ruling offers crumbs of comfort
SIFMA calls for STC framework
Updates on SIFMA, HAPS, Irradiant and SEC ABS rule
Treasury overhang
Unprecedented Treasury supply dominates agency MBS story for 2024
Deal-focused updates from our ABS Markets and CLO Markets services.

Free Special Report available to download

SCI Global Risk Transfer Report 2023: New frontiers in CRT
Capital relief trade issuance witnessed another record-breaking 12 months in 2022, yet a number of regulatory challenges remained outstanding by the end of the year. SCI’s latest Special Report examines how the risk transfer community is addressing these issues – whether through regulatory fixes or structural enhancements – and the fallout from the turmoil in the bank sector in March. It also explores the new frontiers that are emerging across jurisdictions and asset classes, including by highlighting the potential of the Canadian and the CEE CRT markets.
Sponsored by Arch MI, Man GPM, Mayer Brown and The Texel Group, the report is available to download here.


Recent premium research to download
Hotel CMBS – November 2023
The lodging sector is one of the few bright spots in the US CMBS landscape. This Premium Content article uncovers the reasons why.

Project finance CRT – November 2023
Synthetic securitisation is expected to play a key role in assisting Europe’s transition towards a more sustainable economy. This Premium Content article explores the significance of project finance SRT transactions within this context.

Data centre securitisation – November 2023
Insatiable demand for connectivity is fuelling a rise in data centre securitisation issuance. This Premium Content article tracks the market’s development.

(Re)insurer participation in CRTs – October 2023
(Re)insurer interest in CRTs is rising, but execution of unfunded transactions remains limited. This Premium Content article outlines the hurdles that still need to be overcome.

Utility ABS – October 2023
An uptick in utility ABS is expected as US utilities seek financial solutions for retiring the country’s aging fossil fuel fleet. This SCI Premium Content article explores how the proceeds from these transactions can be used to facilitate an equitable energy transition.

All of SCI’s premium content articles can be found here.

SCI In Conversation podcast
In the latest episode, Matthew Bisanz, a partner in Mayer Brown’s bank regulatory practice, outlines how the Federal Reserve’s update on 28 September of the FAQs on Regulation Q is likely to impact the US capital relief trades market. The long-awaited guidance clarifies the definition of a synthetic securitisation and, crucially, states that a reservation of authority can be requested for direct CLNs. Bisanz, for one, anticipates an increased willingness – especially among larger CCAR banks – to enter into CRTs as a result.

The episode can be accessed here, as well as wherever you usually get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify (just search for ‘SCI In Conversation’).

SCI Markets
SCI Markets provides deal-focused information on the global CLO and Australian/European/UK ABS/MBS primary and secondary markets. It offers intra-day updates and searchable deal databases alongside CLO BWIC pricing and commentary. Please email Tauseef Asri at SCI for more information or to set up a free trial here.

SRTx benchmark
SCI has launched SRTx (Significant Risk Transfer Index), a new benchmark that measures the estimated prevailing new-issue price spread for generic private market risk transfer transactions. Calculated and rebalanced on a monthly basis by Mark Fontanilla & Co, the index provides market participants with a benchmark reference point for pricing in the private risk transfer market by aggregating issuer and investor views on pricing. For more information on SRTx or to register your interest as a contributor, click here.

Upcoming SCI events
European CRE Finance Seminar
28 November 2023, London

8th Annual Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar
1 February 2024, New York

SCI’s 3rd Annual ESG Securitisations Seminar
16th April 2024, London

Emerging Europe SRT Seminar
16 May 2024, Warsaw

2nd Annual Esoteric ABS Seminar
June, New York

CRT Training for New Market Entrants
14-15 October, London

Women In Risk Sharing
15th October, London

10th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar
16 & 17 October 2024, London

2nd Annual European CRE Finance Seminar
November 2024, London