SCI Start the Week - 4 June

Category: ABS Capital Relief Trades CLOs

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

ABS and RMBS made up the majority of the transactions remaining in the pipeline at the end of last week. A trio of CMBS were also marketing.

The auto ABS in the pipeline comprise: US$900m BMW Floorplan Master Owner Trust Series 2018-1, US$486.02m DT Auto Owner Trust 2018-2, US$707.86m Hyundai Auto Lease Securitization Trust 2018-B, CNY9.35bn Rongteng 2018-2 and €600m SC Germany Auto 2018-1. The US$1.09bn Castlelake Aircraft Structured Trust 2018-1 and US$127.45m Loan Science Student Loan Trust 2018-A ABS were also announced last week.

The RMBS in the pipeline consist of: A$350m AFG 2018-1 Trust, US$401.63m COLT 2018-2, A$1bn Firstmac Mortgage Funding Trust No. 4 Series 2-2018, US$694m New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2018-RPL1, A$690m Progress 2018-1 Trust, US$409.82m Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-6 and US$263.51m STACR 2018-SPI2. Finally, the US$668.2m CGCMT 2018-C5, US$725m DBGS 2018-BIOD and US$330m US 2018-USDC CMBS round out the deals currently marketing.

Last week’s pricings were dominated by consumer ABS and CLOs. A pair of RMBS were also issued.

The new issue consumer ABS were: €1.7bn Caixabank Consumo 4, US$600m Citibank Credit Card Issuance Trust 2018-4, US$509.8m Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2018-2, €1.6bn Noria 2018-1, Sfr200m Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2018-1 and US$268.41m Towd Point Asset Trust 2018-SL1. Meanwhile, the CLO prints were split between refinancings (US$476.75m ALM VI, US$518.05m Mountain View CLO IX and US$284.25m Steele Creek CLO 2016-1) and new deals (€411.4m Contego CLO V, US$407m Kayne CLO I and US$610.9m Octagon Investment Partners 37). The €1.37bn Elide FCT Compartiment 2018-01 and €1bn Green Apple 2018-1 NHG transactions accounted for the RMBS pricings.

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