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Secondary markets

The post-issuance trading or buying and selling of instruments, including, but not exclusively, asset-backed securities or ABS; commercial or residential mortgage-backed securities or MBS or CMBS or RMBS; collateralised debt obligations or CDOs; and collateralised loan obligations or CLOs takes place in the secondary market. Prices established in the secondary market are seen as an efficient means of deriving the value of similar products for valuation purposes.


  • Uncertain ratios

    OC senior test failures accelerate, but options remain for some CLO managers to cure breaches

    As the April reporting season gets underway in earnest, the number of US CLOs failing their OC tests...

    News Analysis    15 April 2020
  • Bilateral activity

    Opportunistic capital redeployment underway

    The European ABS market appears poised to diverge between central bank-eligible issuance and opportu...

    News Analysis    15 April 2020
  • TALF sparks rally

    US CLO seniors tighten, but Fed support may not be enough

    The end of last week saw US triple-A CLO bonds tighten in the secondary market, partly in response t...

    News Analysis    14 April 2020
  • Mixed results

    Coronavirus consequences for European CLOs examined

    Outstanding European CLO transactions are expected to remain resilient despite downgrades and defaul...

    News    9 April 2020
  • Improving sentiment

    European ABS market update

    European ABS secondary market sentiment improved last week, with the return of investor appetite, an...

    Market Reports    7 April 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 6 April

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Last week's stories Breathing space? EU banks benefit from Basel 3 delay Capacity con...

    News    6 April 2020
  • Pressure drop

    European CLO market update

    Margin call pressures on European CLO warehouses appear to be subsiding. However, pricing levels rem...

    Market Reports    31 March 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 30 March

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week Northern Arc Capital and fintech platform CredAble have closed a trade fina...

    News    30 March 2020
  • Euro CLO coronavirus exposure mitigated

    Sector developments and company hires

    Euro CLO coronavirus exposure mitigated A portion (15%) of European CLO collateral is derived from...

    Market moves    27 March 2020
  • PPIP call

    CRT and non-agency MBS still in need of purchasing power

    Non-agency MBS and CRT deals in particular are still in need of government support, according to sec...

    News    27 March 2020
  • Forced selling

    REITs struggling to meet margin calls

    US MBS rallied yesterday (25 March) in the wake of the announcement that Congress has agreed the ter...

    News Analysis    26 March 2020
  • Call for TALF expansion

    Sector developments and company hires

    BlackRock hired The New York Fed has retained BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory as a third-party...

    Market moves    25 March 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 March

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 - new deadline SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 - new de...

    News    23 March 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 16 March

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 As a result of COVID-19, the SCI NPL Securitisation semina...

    News    16 March 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 9 March

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week AmTrust International has completed its inaugural capital relief trade, whi...

    News    9 March 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 2 March

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    New MRT report SCI has published a new Special Report on the US Mortgage Risk Transfer sector &...

    News    2 March 2020
  • GM withdrawal from Aussie autos 'credit negative'

    Sector developments and company hires

    CMBS analytics platform Thetica Systems has launched a web platform for CMBS pricing and analytic...

    Market moves    25 February 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 24 February

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    REMINDER: SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 Nominations are now open for the inaugural SCI N...

    News    24 February 2020
  • Auction house

    Online AMR, BWIC matching services debut

    January was a breakthrough month for KopenTech for two reasons. Not only did the firm execute its fi...

    News Analysis    19 February 2020
  • Ares co-founder steps down from board

    Sector developments and company hires

    North America Ares Management Corporation has appointed Kipp deVeer to its board. Concurrently, J...

    Market moves    17 February 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 17 February

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    REMINDER: SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 Nominations have now opened for the inaugural SC...

    News    17 February 2020