Weekly Issue Archive

News Analysis

Capital Relief Trades

  • Riding the storm

    Banks ready for SVB fallout

    The collapse of Silicon Valley bank has rocked markets (SCI 13 March) but analysts note that the capital position of the banks remains manageable due to accounting treatments and interest rate risk hedging among other factors.  According t...



  • Utility tool

    Cat bonds tipped for 'pre-financing' fiscal risks

    Catastrophe bonds could offer tangible financial benefits to jurisdictions most vulnerable to catastrophe events, as insurance penetration levels increase across low- and middle-income countries (SCI 22 February). Although significant growth in the p...

  • SCI Start the Week - 13 March

    A review of SCI's latest content

    Last week's news and analysis Climate call Calls for ESG synthetics framework grow 'Conflict of interest' undermines CRT Lawyers ring alarm bells about possible impact of SEC ruling on CRT market Corporate SRT launched Nordea said to have...

  • SVB failure liquidity-driven

    Outsized, unhedged MBS holdings behind bank run

    Securitisation analysts have been quick to emphasise that the collapse on 10 March of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which marks the largest bank failure since the financial crisis, is not a credit story and that the broad US banking system remains well-...

  • Austrian SRT debuts

    BAWAG said to have launched first synthetic ABS

    SCI understands that Austrian lender BAWAG has finalized a synthetic securitisation of auto loans. The transaction is the bank’s first synthetic risk transfer trade. According to market sources, the transaction features a thick unfunded m...

  • CRE CRT prepped

    Societe Generale said to be readying CRE CRT

    Societe Generale is believed to be readying a synthetic securitisation of commercial real estate loans that is a repeat trade of a deal that the French lender executed in 2021 and called Greendom. Dubbed Greendom two, the said transaction is expected...

  • Risk transfer round up-16 March

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    German landesbank OLB is believed to be readying a synthetic securitisation. The transaction would be riding a wave of Landesbank CRTs following trades from LBBW, Helaba and Bayern LB (see SCI’s capital relief trades database).   ...

  • Seeking standardisation

    Call for consistent EPC ratings as demand for green RMBS grows

    A lack of standardisation in EPC ratings across Europe could prove detrimental to the continued growth of the green RMBS market. As efforts are made across Europe to reach lofty net neutrality targets laid out in the European Green Deal for 2050, EPC...

Market Moves

Structured Finance

  • EU authorities call for improved climate data

    Sector developments and company hires

    EU authorities call for improved climate dataESMA, in collaboration with the EBA, EIOPA and the ECB, has disclosed that it is working towards enhancing disclosure standards for securitised assets by including new, proportionate and targeted climate c...

  • Regional bank CLNs on watch amid SVB fallout

    Sector developments and company hires

    Regional bank CLNs on watch amid SVB falloutKBRA has placed on watch developing 78 ratings from three CLN transactions issued by Western Alliance Bank (WAB) and one issued by Pacific Western Bank (PWB), following the rating agency’s placeme...

  • ACC servicing transferred post default

    Sector developments and company hires

    ACC servicing transferred post defaultRAC Asset Holdings – the transferor and undivided trust interest beneficiary of the collateral underlying the ACC Trust 2019-2, ACC Trust 2021-1 and ACC Trust 2022-1 auto ABS (SCI 8 March) – h...

  • Gryphon acquired in APAC expansion move

    Sector developments and company hires

    Gryphon acquired in APAC expansion moveBarings has agreed to wholly acquire Australian structured finance manager Gryphon Capital Investments, in order to accelerate its expansion into the Asia Pacific region. The deal will also enable Gryphon to gro...