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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.


  • SCI Start the Week - 4 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week Goldman Sachs is in the market with an unusual UK buy-to-let RMBS secured b...

    News    4 November 2019
  • RFC issued on disclosures

    Sector developments and company hires

    CDO transfer CVP CLO Manager has resigned as investment manager to the CVP Cascade CLO-1 and CLO-2...

    Market moves    1 November 2019
  • Abacus case settled

    Sector developments and company hires

    Abacus case settled Judge Jennifer Frisch of the Minnesota District Court has terminated the Abacus...

    Market moves    29 October 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 28 October

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week Fannie Mae has priced its first credit risk transfer transaction referencin...

    News    28 October 2019
  • Multifamily CRT debuts

    DUS, MCIRT programmes complemented

    Fannie Mae has priced its first credit risk transfer transaction referencing a pool of multifamily l...

    News    25 October 2019
  • CRR amendments for NPEs recommended

    Sector developments and company hires

    CRR amendment opinion published The EBA has published an opinion on the regulatory treatment of se...

    Market moves    24 October 2019
  • CRE CRT inked

    Innovative financial guarantee debuts

    Raiffeisen has completed an approximately €95m unfunded financial guarantee that references...

    News    24 October 2019
  • Firm files Chapter 11

    Company hires and sector developments

    Chapter 11 filing Highland Capital Management LP (HCMLP) has commenced voluntary Chapter 11 procee...

    Market moves    22 October 2019
  • SCI Start the Week – 21 October

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    CRT awards winners The winners of SCI's inaugural Capital Relief Trades Awards were revealed at the...

    News    21 October 2019
  • RTS draft published

    Sector developments and company hires

    The European Commission has published the Delegated Regulation on Regulatory Technical Standards (RT...

    Market moves    18 October 2019
  • ESG scores launched

    New scoring system has "limited" credit rating impact

    Fitch has introduced new ESG Relevance scores for structured finance and covered bonds, which commun...

    News Analysis    18 October 2019
  • Indian ABS soars

    Sector developments and company hires

    CLO business announced AllianceBernstein has announced a new loan and CLO management business, hir...

    Market moves    15 October 2019
  • Affordable housing eyed

    Agency CMBS eminent domain exposure gauged

    The King County Housing Authority (KCHA), a municipal corporation created by the State of Washington...

    News    14 October 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 14 October

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    SCI CRT Seminar The line-up for SCI's 5th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar on 17 October has be...

    News    14 October 2019
  • Structured finance head appointed

    Sector developments and company hires

    EBA’s agenda released The EBA has published its 2020 agenda, detailing its work activiti...

    Market moves    11 October 2019
  • Co-founder to depart

    Company hires and sector developments

    Co-founder moves on BlueMountain’s co-founder and co-president Stephen Siderow is set to...

    Market moves    10 October 2019
  • Bank leaves CDS committee

    Sector developments and company hires

    Bank leaves CDS committee Societe Generale has decided to leave the Credit Determinations Committe...

    Market moves    7 October 2019
  • SCI Start the Week – 7 October

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week RMF is marketing its first private RMBS backed by jumbo proprietary reverse...

    News    7 October 2019
  • ILS acquisition announced

    Company hires and sector developments

    Acquisition announced Artex Risk Solutions has announced that it has reached agreement to acquire...

    Market moves    3 October 2019
  • CLO firm co-founder to retire

    Sector developments and company hires

    30-year CIRT debuts Fannie Mae has completed its sixth Credit Insurance Risk Transfer transaction...

    Market moves    2 October 2019
  • B-piece service bulks out

    Sector developments and company hires

    B-piece service bulks out Greystone, has added Paul Smyth, Cary Williams, and&am...

    Market moves    30 September 2019