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Issue 268 - 18th January

  • News Analysis

    • Structured Finance
      • Dual approach

        Monoline builds 2012 pipeline

        In replacing Ambac Assurance UK as monoline guarantor on the UK PFI bond issue originally issued by Worcestershire Hospital in 1999, Assured Guaranty has taken a significant step towards re-launching its business in Europe (SCI 9 January). Having kep...

      • Partial benefit

        TRACE data having mixed liquidity impact

        The US structured trading activity and pricing information that FINRA has made available to the market over the last few months has broadly boosted liquidity, particularly for agency MBS. However, more granular detail is required to make the data on...

  • Market Reports

    • Structured Finance
      • Euro RMBS outshines CLOs, CMBS

        Activity in the European securitisation market has been mixed so far this year. RMBS has made a promising start and one trader reports that renewed primary issuance is expected soon, but secondary trading in the CLO and CMBS markets is occurring only...

  • News

    • Structured Finance
      • SCI Start the Week - 16 January

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

        PipelineThe number of deals entering the pipeline is picking up, with five new transactions remaining at the end of last week. A €1.44bn RMBS from Crédit du Nord (FCT BS CDN PPI) led the way and was joined by a second RMBS after Sa...

    • CMBS
      • Special servicer fees scrutinised

        CMBS investors are becoming increasingly concerned about post-maturity loan pay-offs that generate workout fees despite only spending a few months with the special servicer, according to US CRE Debt analysts at Deutsche Bank. They cite the pay-off of...

  • Job Swaps

    • ABS
    • Structured Finance
      • Firm appoints SF partner

        Schulte Roth & Zabel has named a new structured finance partner. David Karp, based in the Ne...

    • CLOs
      • Oak Hill promotes partners

        Oak Hill Advisors has named four new partners, who will join the six existing partners in leading th...

    • CMBS
    • Risk Management
      • Bank appoints CVA head

        Lloyds Bank has recruited Cris Kinrade as head of counterparty exposure management and solutions in...

      • Risk executive hired

        RiskSpan has appointed John Lynch as executive of its independent pricing service. He was most recen...

      • Risk specialists team up

        RangeMark Financial Services and Cooperstein Analytics (CA) have established RangeMark Analytics (RA...

  • News Round-up

      • Vitality III marketing

        Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas are marketing the third Vitality Re medical benefit claims ILS. Vitali...

      • Zenkyoren returns

        A new Japanese quake catastrophe bond has begun marketing on behalf of Japan's National Mutual Insur...

    • Structured Finance
      • EFSF downgraded

        S&P has lowered the triple-A long-term issuer credit rating on the European Financial Stabil...

    • CDO
      • CRE CDO late-pays dip

        Late-pays for US CRE CDOs finished the year at a lower level than in 2010, according to the latest F...

      • ZING unwind approved

        Anchorage Capital's chapter 11 plan for the liquidation of the Zais Investment Grade VII CDO (SCI pa...

      • SEAT LCDS auction due

        Markit iTraxx LevX market makers have determined that a failure to pay credit event occurred in resp...

      • OTC compression rates rise

        TriOptima's triReduce compression service for both interest rate and credit default swaps terminated...

      • SEAT LCDS price determined

        The final price for trades referencing SEAT PAGINE GIALLE was determined to be 45 during yesterday's...

    • CMBS
      • TITN 2006-4FS steps up

        The borrower behind the Titan Europe 2006-4FS CMBS has given notice in connection with the Four Seas...

    • RMBS
      • KBRA debuts RMBS presale

        Kroll Bond Rating Agency has published its inaugural RMBS presale report, having assigned preliminar...

      • MLANs debut

        Freddie Mac has priced a 2.06% US$3bn mortgage-linked amortising note (MLAN) security due on 15 Janu...


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