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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Downgrade Threat Spooks CLO Professionals

Buyers and issuers of collateralized loan obligations are expressing increasing nervousness about the possibility of downgrades within the deals’...

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Hunt Staffers Turn Down Positions at Brean

A large number of Hunt Financial Securities’ employees won’t move to Brean Capital.

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Freddie Alum Targets Distressed Mortgages

A mortgage-market veteran who most recently oversaw Freddie Mac’s holdings of distressed home loans and pre-credit-crisis mortgage bonds has opened...

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Angel Oak Seeks Capital for MBS Vehicle

Angel Oak Capital is marketing a fund that would buy slices of its own mortgage securitizations — a sure sign the lender plans to ramp up...

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Structured-Product Hedge Funds On a Roll

Hedge funds that invest in structured products were largely profitable amid the financial market’s October carnage, which punished equity funds and...

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Redwood Gearing Up for PACE Initiative

Redwood Trust is exploring the possibility of writing and securitizing Property Assessed Clean Energy loans.

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Bill Sparks Talk of Airport-Receivable Bonds

Securitization could help finance the privatization of airports across the U.S.

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CLO Refis Swing Back Toward Short Terms

Collateralized loan obligation issuers are suddenly favoring short-term refinancings.

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BofA Sale Points to Shift in MBS Sentiment

The sale of a mortgage-bond portfolio by Bank of America could point to an increased willingness by large banks to issue new deals in the sector.

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Goldman Readying Jumbo-Mortgage Deals

Goldman Sachs is back in the picture as an issuer of jumbo-mortgage bonds, with a new whole-loan trader on board.

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Europe Funds Blocked From US Investments

Preparations are under way for a rule change that would curtail the abilities of mutual fund-like vehicles in Europe to invest in securitizations from the...

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Fund Operators Chase Online Loan Portfolios

Several large investment firms are setting up funds that would purchase personal loans, student loans and small-business loans from online originators...

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