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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


Wider Spreads Curtail CLO Refinancings

The refinancing trade for collateralized loan obligations has dried up.

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Risk-Transfer Market Balks at Refinancings

Changes to the terms of risk-transfer securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac threaten to further roil a market that saw bond values plummet in the...

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Rebound Forecast in Card-Bond Issuance

Industry professionals predict issuance of U.S. credit-card bonds will increase this year, with American Express, Bank of America and Citigroup poised to...

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REITs Shy Away From Risk-Transfer Bets

Mortgage REITs have largely stopped buying risk-transfer securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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New Team Leads Mayer's Securitization Unit

Jon Van Gorp has stepped down as co-head of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice.

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Buy-Side Team Breaking With Credit Suisse

The managers of a $2.5 billion hedge fund are spinning off from Credit Suisse Asset Management.

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Aircraft Lessor Developing Issuance Program

Airborne Capital plans to tap the asset-backed bond market to fund a joint venture that leases jets to airlines.

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STS Labels Suddenly Imminent in Europe

Designations for “simple, transparent and standardized” securitizations in Europe could be around the corner.

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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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