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  • Issue 520 - 23rd December

    • SCI Start the Week - 19 December

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

      Pipeline While the pace of pipeline additions has slowed over the last couple of weeks, new deals d...

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  • Issue 519 - 16th December

    • Odd-lot strategies

      Price exploitation likely more widespread

      The US SEC recently fined PIMCO US$20m for misleading investors about the value of MBS odd lots in i...

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  • Issue 518 - 9th December

    • SCI Start the Week - 5 December

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

      SCI content this week is sponsored by BNY Mellon. All content this week is being made available free...

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  • Issue 517 - 2nd December

    • Developing marketplace

      Key themes discussed as marketplace lending sector evolves

      Representatives from Orchard Platform, MountainView and Global Debt Registry joined SCI over the sum...

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  • Issue 516 - 25th November

    • SCI Start the Week - 21 November

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

      Upcoming SCI eventSCI's latest Capital Relief Trades Seminar, 'Navigating the Cash vs Synthetic Deba...

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  • Issue 515 - 18th November

    • SCI Start the Week - 14 November

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

      Upcoming SCI event Panellists are being finalised for SCI's latest Capital Relief Trades Seminar, '...

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  • Issue 514 - 11th November

    • External mandates

      Growing number of AIFMs consider external valuers

      Since AIFMD came into force, institutions have interpreted the requirement for the 'proper and indep...

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  • Issue 513 - 4th November

    • SCI Start the Week - 31 October

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

      Pipeline As with the preceding week, last week's additions to the pipeline were relatively modest....

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  • Issue 512 - 28th October

    • Rights issues

      Tax lien ABS growing, but third-party servicers scarce

      The US tax lien ABS sector has grown steadily since 2014 in terms of both issuance and investor inte...

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  • Issue 511 - 21st October

    • SCI Start the Week - 17 October

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

      Pipeline The long list of additions to the pipeline last week was once more driven by auto ABS. The...

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  • Issue 510 - 14th October

    • SCI Start the Week - 10 October

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

      Pipeline The pipeline was once again dominated by auto-related ABS last week. Trios of CMBS and RMB...

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  • Issue 509 - 7th October

    • SCI Start the Week - 3 October

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

      PipelineAuto-related ABS dominated the pipeline last week, with a couple of consumer ABS, some RMBS...

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  • Issue 508 - 30th September

  • Issue 507 - 23rd September

  • Issue 506 - 16th September

    • Cannibal territory?

      Covered bond growth poses threat to RMBS

      The pace of the ECB's investment in the ABSPP and CBPP3 appears to be slowing, yet the impact the pr...

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  • Issue 505 - 9th September

    • SCI Start the Week - 5 September

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

      Pipeline It was another quiet week for the pipeline as the Labor Day weekend came into view. At the...

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  • Issue 504 - 2nd September

    • Internal versus external

      Third-party valuation engagements assessed

      The AIFMD's stipulation that alternative investment funds must engage the services of a third-party...

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  • Issue 503 - 26th August

    • SCI Start the Week - 22 August

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

      Pipeline The outstanding deal pipeline has shrunk significantly over the past few weeks as the year...

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  • Issue 502 - 19th August

    • SCI Start the Week - 15 August

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

      Pipeline The rate of additions to the pipeline has slowed down. Last week there were two new ABS, t...

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  • Issue 501 - 12th August

    • SCI Start the Week - 8 August

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

      Pipeline A further 11 deals joined the pipeline last week. This was split into three ABS, three RMB...

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  • Issue 500 - 5th August

    • SCI Start the Week - 1 August

      A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days. Print last week's news here.

      Pipeline The final week of July brought six new ABS deals to the pipeline, as well as two CMBS and...

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  • Issue 499 - 29th July

    • SCI Start the Week - 25 July

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

      Pipeline Last week's pipeline activity was largely in line with the week before it. There were four...

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  • Issue 498 - 22nd July

    • SCI Start the Week - 18 July

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

      Pipeline Last week's pipeline additions included a decent mix of MBS names. In the end there were s...

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  • Issue 497 - 15th July

    • SCI Start the Week - 11 July

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

      Pipeline Pipeline activity picked up again last week, with ABS leading the charge. There were nin...

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  • Issue 496 - 8th July

    • SCI Start the Week - 4 July

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

      Pipeline Additions to the pipeline were limited once again last week, although two large Chinese de...

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  • Issue 495 - 1st July

    • SCI Start the Week - 27 June

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

      Pipeline Pipeline additions were limited last week. The only ABS was €1bn Silver Arrow...

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  • Issue 494 - 24th June

    • SCI Start the Week - 20 June

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

      Pipeline The industry conference in Barcelona reduced primary market activity last week. There were...

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  • Issue 493 - 17th June

    • Going green

      Evolution of renewables ABS discussed

      Representatives from Renovate America, Kramer Levin and T-Rex recently discussed the development of...

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  • Issue 492 - 10th June

  • Issue 491 - 3rd June

    • Fair value?

      Call for standardised approach to MPL valuations

      In a sector where there is no standardised pricing methodology or standardised pricing reference dat...

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  • Issue 490 - 27th May

    • SCI Start the Week - 23 May

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

      Pipeline ABS additions to the pipeline carried on last week at a good pace, as 11 such deals joined...

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  • Issue 489 - 20th May

    • Call for clarity

      Valuation uncertainty adds to liquidity debate

      Banks' diminished market-making capacities and shrinking inventories are taking their toll on liquid...

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  • Issue 488 - 13th May

    • SCI Start the Week - 9 May

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

      Pipeline Last week's pipeline additions consisted of eight ABS, two RMBS and a single CMBS. The A...

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  • Issue 487 - 6th May

    • Compromised compliance

      Buyside valuation controls scrutinised

      It is almost two years since the transitional period for AIFMD expired in Europe and the majority of...

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  • Issue 486 - 29th April

    • Efficiency drive

      Offshoring, automation shaping new IPV landscape

      Pricing and valuation operations have become an increasingly essential component of investment banks...

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  • Issue 485 - 22nd April

    • SCI Start the Week - 18 April

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

      Pipeline Last week there were nine ABS deals added to the pipeline. A further three RMBS and two CM...

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  • Issue 484 - 15th April

    • SCI Start the Week - 11 April

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

      Pipeline Pipeline activity picked up again last week. There were 10 ABS additions, as well as an...

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  • Issue 483 - 8th April

    • Reckless driving?

      Cracks appearing in subprime auto ABS

      Concern is mounting over rising US subprime auto ABS delinquencies. However, issuance in the sector...

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  • Issue 482 - 1st April

  • Issue 481 - 25th March

    • SCI Start the Week - 21 March

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

      PipelineThe pipeline was dominated by auto-related ABS entrants last week. A couple of CMBS and RMBS...

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  • Issue 480 - 18th March

    • SCI Start the Week - 14 March

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

      Pipeline Last week's pipeline additions were heavily weighted toward ABS. There were seven new ABS,...

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  • Issue 479 - 11th March

    • SCI Start the Week - 7 March

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

      Pipeline With many market participants decamped to Las Vegas for the industry conference, pipeline...

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  • Issue 478 - 4th March

  • Issue 477 - 26th February

    • SCI Start the Week - 22 February

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

      PipelinePipeline entrants were dominated by ABS issuers last week. A handful of CDOs/CLOs and CMBS d...

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  • Issue 476 - 19th February

    • SCI Start the Week - 15 February

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

      Pipeline As with the previous week, pipeline additions last week were dominated by ABS. There were...

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  • Issue 475 - 12th February

    • SCI Start the Week - 8 February

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

      Pipeline Pipeline additions were heavily skewed to ABS last week. A total of 11 ABS deals were ad...

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  • Issue 474 - 5th February

    • SCI Start the Week - 1 February

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

      Pipeline The pipeline was slightly quieter last week as fewer deals joined and fewer deals left. At...

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  • Issue 473 - 29th January

    • SCI Start the Week - 25 January

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

      Pipeline ABS deals accounted for more than half of last week's pipeline additions. There were six n...

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  • Issue 472 - 22nd January

    • Alignment of interest

      Marketplace lending regulatory scrutiny discussed

      Representatives from Kaye Scholer, Fundation Group and PeerIQ recently discussed the impact of heigh...

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  • Issue 471 - 15th January

    • SCI Start the Week - 11 January

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

      Pipeline Pipeline additions picked up last week as market participants returned to their desks fo...

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  • Issue 470 - 8th January