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Definitional issues weigh on HQS progress

The European Commission is set to unveil proposals to reduce capital charges on high quality securitisations (HQS) next month. However, the lack of cohesiveness among different regulatory authorities means that concern over definitional issues remains.

"There is somewhat of an irony in that inconsistency between definitions of qualifying securitisation slides in the face of the goal of creating more simplicity within transactions," says Simon Collingridge of Bishopsfield Capital.

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