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Issue 283 - 2nd May

  • News Analysis

    • CDO
      • Comeback kid

        CDOs broadening investor base for infrastructure assets

        CDO technology appears to be making a comeback in the infrastructure sector. The vehicles are helping to broaden the investor base for these assets. "They are being called infrastructure funds, credit loan funds or global loan funds. There are a fe...

    • Structured Finance
      • Not so bad

        1Q12 exceeds SF recruiters' expectations

        Structured finance recruiters are breathing a sigh of relief as activity over the first quarter managed to exceed expectations. Activity is still more limited than in previous years, but there have been some encouraging signs for Q2. "Q1 really was...

  • Market Reports

    • Structured Finance
      • Euro ABS catches its breath

        The European ABS market has been taking a bit of a breather over the last couple of weeks but remains active. Spreads have generally only widened very slightly, with prime RMBS even tightening. "It seems to have been a little quieter than it had be...

  • News

    • Structured Finance
      • SCI Start the Week - 30 April

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

        Pipeline Last week saw half a dozen new deals join the pipeline. The transactions were varied, comprising two UK RMBS (Darrowby No.2 and Tenterden), one credit card ABS (Canadian Credit Card Trust series 2012-1), one auto ABS (US$145m CarNow Auto Re...

    • CMBS
      • Maguire sheds CMBS properties

        Further details have emerged on the resolution of a number of CMBS properties sponsored by Maguire Properties (SCI 21 March). Maguire's 1Q12 financial results reveal that several assets have been sold or put into receivership so far this year. The...

    • Insurance-linked securities
      • ILS pricing discipline emerges

        Faced with record new issue volumes, some ILS portfolio rebalancing was seen in the first quarter as investors digested the supply. Some lightened up on US wind risk, according to Willis Capital Markets & Advisory's latest ILS market update,...

  • Job Swaps

  • News Round-up

    • ABS
      • Card charge-offs dip

        US credit card charge-offs dropped slightly in March, as the charge-off rate index fell 3bp below it...

      • Stable outlook for APAC SF

        Fitch reports that Asia-Pacific structured finance saw few downgrades in 1Q12, with the negative rat...

      • Euro CDO overlap updated

        The top-five referenced obligors in synthetic CDO portfolios that S&P rates in Europe are Ge...

      • DC workings reviewed

        ISDA has published a paper that reviews the formation, structure and workings of its Credit Derivati...

      • CDPC upgraded

        S&P has raised the issuer credit rating (ICR) on Athilon Capital to double-B plus from doubl...

      • Bonus bonds unveiled

        Information about Credit Suisse's derivatives-linked bonus bonds, dubbed the 2011 Partner Asset Faci...

      • Primus CLO unloaded

        Primus Asset Management has assigned its rights and obligations under the existing collateral manage...

      • CMBX volatility returns

        Citi CMBS analysts report that volatility returned to the CMBX indices earlier this month, with euro...

      • US multifamily heating up

        The rise in rents and occupancies in the US multifamily sector is close to the peak last seen before...

    • Insurance-linked securities
      • CVA functionality enhanced

        Pricing Partners has extended its CVA, DVA and bilateral CVA functionality to work on any trade at a...

      • Mortgage tool strengthened

        Moody's Analytics has strengthened its Mortgage Portfolio Analyzer (MPA) tool, a risk management, st...


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