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Issue 830 - 3rd February

  • News Analysis

    • Structured Finance
      • The affordability conundrum

        Impact of alternative credit scores explored

        The GSEs are under considerable political pressure to extend credit to the underserved. But what does this mean for CRT investors, issuers and rating agencies? This Premium Content article investigates. In October of last year, Sandra Thompson, dir...

      • Growing pains?

        Blockchain, digitisation addressing securitisation inefficiencies

        Blockchain and digitisation are increasingly being incorporated into the securitisation process. This Premium Content article explores the benefits and challenges that these new technologies represent. Blockchain and digitisation are increasingly b...

  • News

    • Structured Finance
      • Time to shine

        Multi-sector structured credit 'top performer'

        Gapstow Capital Partners’ composite credit hedge fund index last year posted its lowest annual return – having declined by 3.9% - since its inception in 2009, with no peer group within the index producing a positive average return...

    • Capital Relief Trades
      • Expanding east

        Raiffeisen grows CEE foothold

        Raiffeisen has boosted its foothold in Central and South Eastern Europe with three new synthetic securitisations as the pickup in the region continues following the opening of the Polish market last year (SCI 6 January) The first transaction, dubbe...

      • Default boost

        Corporate defaults rise in 2022

        Global corporate defaults increased by 15% last year compared to 2021 levels. However, the deterioration in credit conditions is starting from a high base, given that corporates built financial buffers after the pandemic, which is why the increase in...

      • CRT expansion continues

        BBVA taps private market again

        BBVA and PGGM have finalized a synthetic securitisation that references a €2bn portfolio of Spanish, European, US and APAC Corporate loans. The synthetic ABS is the bank’s second ever with a private investor as it continues to test...

    • CMBS
      • Mind the gap

        Euro CRE refinancing risk gauged

        European commercial real estate borrowers currently face a tripartite risk of tightening credit standards, rising debt costs and pressure on property values. Against this backdrop, new AEW research suggests that the debt funding gap (DFG) for the sec...

  • The Structured Credit Interview

    • Structured Finance
      • Book building

        Peter Polanskyj, senior md and head of structured credit at Obra Capital, answers SCI's questions

        Q: Vida Capital recently rebranded to Obra Capital (SCI 16 December 2022). Could you explain why this signifies an important milestone for the firm?A: Rebranding was a natural step for the firm. Vida – which means ‘life’...

  • Market Moves

    • Structured Finance
      • Life ILS partnership inked

        Sector developments and company hires

        Life ILS partnership inkedTwelve Capital has joined forces with Farsight Partners in a bid to boost their provision of life ILS opportunities. The two firms believe that ILS can offer capital and risk capacity to the life insurance industry &ndas...

      • Electronic loan trade completed

        Sector developments and company hires

        Electronic loan trade completedOctaura has completed its first entirely electronic syndicated loan trade. The news comes after the official launch of Octaura Holdings last year, which was founded with the intention to improve efficiency, liquidity an...

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