Additions to the pipeline last week were heavily skewed towards ABS. There were 20 ABS names added, along with two RMBS, a CMBS and two CLOs.
The ABS were: €958.4m Alba 9; US$235m Ascentium Equipment Receivables 2017-2 Trust; US$1.182bn BMW Vehicle Lease Trust 2017-2; US$1.05bn CarMax Auto Owner Trust 2017-4; US$350m Credit Acceptance Auto Loan Trust 2017-3; US$999.62m Dell Equipment Finance Trust 2017-2; US$157m Elara HGV Timeshare Issuer 2017-A; US$600m Enterprise Fleet Financing 2017-3; C$396m GMF Canada Leasing Trust Series 2017-1; US$297.8m Marlette Funding Trust 2017-3; US$605.5m METAL 2017-1; MOCA 2017-1; US$307.5m Mosaic Solar Loans 2017-2; US$437.35m NextGear Floorplan Master Owner Trust Series 2017-2; US$200m PFS Financing Corp Series 2017-C; US$200m PFS Financing Corp Series 2017-D; Renew 2017-2; SCF Rahoituspalvelut Kimi VI; US$369.38m Utility Debt Securitization Authority Restructuring Bonds Series 2017-1; and €1bn VCL 25.
Sapphire 2017-2 and Warwick Finance Residential Mortgages Number Three were the RMBS, while the CMBS was US$1.1bn JPMDB 2017-C7. The CLOs were €361.2m Cairn CLO VIII and €435m St Paul's CLO IV.
There were also half a dozen ABS prints, five RMBS, three CMBS and 13 CLOs.
The ABS were: US$196.3m CPS Auto Receivables Trust 2017-D; US$300m First National Master Note Trust Series 2017-2; US$662.2m Navient Private Education Loan Trust 2017-A; €900m Sunrise 2017-2; €486.5m TitriSocram 2017; and US$1.4bn Verizon Owner Trust 2017-3.
The RMBS were: A$750m HBS Trust 2017; US$1.07bn New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2017-6; A$1.63bn Securitised Australian Mortgage Trust 2017-1; US$670m STACR 2017-HQA3; and £255m Tower Bridge 1.
The CMBS were: US$955m BX Trust 2017-IMC; US$460m DBUBS 2017-BRBK; and US$410m Hyatt Hotel Portfolio Trust 2017-HYT2.
The CLOs were: US$507.75m Auburn CLO; €298.8m Babson Euro CLO 2015-1R; US$472.45m Barings CLO 2015-2R; US$395.65m BlueMountain CLO 2013-2R; €246m Cairn CLO 2013-3R; US$405m Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2015-1R; US$461.3m Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2017-2; €358.5m Harvest CLO 2015-14R; US$510m Marble Point CLO X; £294m Newday Partnership Funding 2017-1; US$406.715m NXT Capital CLO 2017-2; US$611m OZLM 2017-19; and US$455.9m Park Avenue Institutional Advisers CLO 2017-1.
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