Further ratings reviewed on margin requirements

Category: ABS Regulation

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Fitch has placed 38 ABS tranches on rating watch negative, due to the reduced likelihood of counterparty replacement, resulting from new two-way margin posting requirements (SCI passim). The rating agency notes that one of its key considerations is the ability to replace a counterparty following their downgrade below defined trigger levels and a key factor in achieving ratings above that of the counterparty.

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