CMBS

Commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, are bonds or notes created via securitisation that are backed by commercial mortgages or other commercial real estate assets. CMBS originators are typically financial institutions that originate commercial real estate or commercial mortgage loans, including banks, building societies/savings & loans and mortgage finance companies. To create commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, 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 CMBS is treated as bankruptcy-remote from the originator.


  • Sticking with the programme

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    News    12 December 2019
  • Alternative credit platform expands

    Sector developments and company hires

    CFO appointed Annaly Capital Management has appointed Serena Wolfe as cfo and a member of its ope...

    Market moves    10 December 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 9 December

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week NIBC recently priced the first fully-compliant ESG CLO, North Westerly VI,...

    News    9 December 2019
  • Core qualities

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    The Structured Credit Interview    9 December 2019
  • Turbo feature for CLO reset

    Sector developments and company hires

    Early upgrade DBRS Morningstar has taken the unusual step of upgrading from double-B (low) to dou...

    Market moves    9 December 2019
  • Alternative appetite

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    Appetite for European CMBS secured by specialist or alternative assets is expected to grow in 2020,...

    News    6 December 2019
  • ABS head retired

    Sector developments and company hires

    ABS head retires Janus Henderson’s head of ABS investment Ed Panek has now retired from...

    Market moves    6 December 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 2 December

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week Credit Agricole is marketing a securitisation of Dutch consumer loans origi...

    News    2 December 2019
  • Euro lending support announced

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    28 November 2019
  • Italian market developments 'positive' for ABS

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    27 November 2019
  • Mortgage partnership announced

    Sector hires and company developments

    Euro credit team bulks up CIFC has hired Anders Samuelsen from Muzinich as it continues to build i...

    Market moves    25 November 2019
  • SCI Start the week - 25 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

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    News    25 November 2019
  • FRTB consultation launched

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    22 November 2019
  • Ceo retires

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    21 November 2019
  • Legal firm beefs up

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    20 November 2019
  • Structured credit head announced

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    18 November 2019
  • SME programmes launched

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    News    18 November 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 18 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week UniCredit has completed what is believed to be the largest European ABS tra...

    News    18 November 2019
  • Morgan loan prepays

    Sector developments and company hires

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    Market moves    15 November 2019
  • ESG initiative launched

    Sector developments and company hires

    Alt heads named test Allianz Global Investors has unveiled leadership changes that will take effec...

    Market moves    13 November 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 11 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

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    News    11 November 2019