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Issue 266 - 4th January

  • News Analysis

    • Structured Finance
      • Blown off-course

        Sovereign crisis, regulatory pressures weighing on Euro ABS

        The European securitisation market began 2011 on a reasonably positive footing, with strong issuance and plenty of liquidity. But the European sovereign debt crisis knocked this burgeoning recovery off-course and remains - together with reg...

    • CMBS
      • Keep on keeping on

        Cautious outlook for the global CMBS and CRE markets in 2012

        At best, expectations for the US CMBS and CRE markets in 2012 are for more of the same - there appears to be little hope for a sudden upsurge in activity next year. However, there are some pockets of positivity and ultimately, it is argued,...

    • Structured Finance
      • Forging ahead

        US ABS continuing to battle headwinds

        The US ABS market continued its post-crisis recovery in 2011, achieving decent issuance despite some battering headwinds. Those same headwinds are expected to impact the market again in 2012, although issuance and performance should both remain stron...

    • CDS
      • Facing a watershed

        Challenges remain as CDS market prepares for central clearing

        Next year is shaping up to be a watershed for credit derivatives in terms of regulatory change. But the market continues to face a number of challenges, not least of which is finalising the framework for central clearing. "2012 will be a watershed...

    • Structured Finance
      • Expanding opportunities

        Growth continues in APAC securitisation markets

        Asia-Pacific structured finance has enjoyed a good year in 2011 and is expected to see even more activity in 2012. Despite a number of challenges, issuance and performance in mainland Asia, Japan and Australia continues to be robust. Warren Lee, gl...

  • Job Swaps

    • ABS
    • Structured Finance
      • FIG ceo takes leave

        Daniel Mudd is taking a leave of absence from his role as Fortress Investment Group ceo. Randal Nard...

      • Law firm names SF head

        Reed Smith has appointed Tamara Box as head of structured finance. Previously head of international...

      • CRE lawyer hired

        Krieg DeVault has appointed Ross Taylor as of counsel in its commercial and real estate lending prac...

      • Tech firm recruits Euro md

        Jamie Harper has joined Vichara Technologies as European business development md. He is based in Lon...

    • CLOs
      • CLO manager resigns

        Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management has given notice of its resignation as investment man...

    • CMBS
      • CRE advisory hires for DCM

        American Realty Capital (ARC) has hired Andrew Winer to lead a number of the firm's strategic debt i...

      • RMBS trader joins Stifel

        RMBS trader Eric Daouphars has joined Stifel Nicolaus. He was most recently md at Citadel Securities...

  • News Round-up

      • Card charge-offs increase

        US credit card charge-offs increased by 17bp in November to 5.38%, according to Moody's latest credi...

      • Vecta 1 closes

        Vecta 1, Aurigen Reinsurance's embedded value life securitisation (SCI 19 December 2011), has closed...

      • ABS CDO tender announced

        Faxtor ABS 2005-1 class A1 noteholders have been invited to tender their notes for purchase for cash...

    • CDS
      • ISDA OTC stats released

        ISDA has published its analysis of the OTC derivatives market based on 30 June statistics. They show...

    • RMBS
      • PEARL RMBS restructured

        SNS Bank has restructured PEARL Mortgage Backed Securities 1, 2 and 3, following the update to Fitch...

      • Chapel deals downgraded

        S&P has lowered and removed from credit watch negative its credit ratings on all classes of...

      • Updated LMI criteria hits

        Fitch has downgraded the ratings of 46 tranches of 43 Australian RMBS transactions, following the im...


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