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Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers hard-to-get news and statistics on the new-look ABS, MBS and CLO markets around the globe. The newsletter routinely gives subscribers the earliest word on money-making plays and risks emerging from the securitization of consumer loans, home mortgages and corporate receivables.

Asset-Backed Alert also makes sense of the complex regulatory and legal changes that are radically transforming the worldwide structured-finance business.

Subscription price (2-user license): $4,497; for 46 weekly issues.

What does Asset-Backed Alert cover?

› The steady reemergence of residential MBS issuers.
› Behind-the-scenes action in the burgeoning CLO market.
› Regulatory developments reshaping structured finance.
› Shifts in the supply-demand balance for ABS and MBS.
› Securitization plans of companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America.
› Strategy shifts of investors in asset- and mortgage-backed securities.
› Career openings for structured-finance professionals.

In addition, the newsletter regularly publishes closely watched rankings of ABS, MBS and CLO bookrunners as well as other market participants. Subscribers also benefit from a variety of other special features, such as the twice-yearly Regulatory Roundup, listings of executive recruiters focused on structured-finance and key contacts at banks that underwrite and trade securitized products.

What is the ABS Database?

Subscribers to Asset-Backed Alert get FREE online access to The ABS Database, which captures information on all asset- and mortgage-backed securities sold worldwide. The database, compiled by the editors of Asset-Backed Alert, is the only comprehensive listing of public and private securitizations -- including collateralized debt obligations.

Relying on its database, Asset-Backed Alert regularly publishes rankings of key participants in asset-backed securitization: Underwriters, issuers, trustees, law firms, bond insurers and rating agencies. It also provides readers with a steady diet of statistical summaries showing securitization trends in all of the world's asset-backed securities markets.

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Who produces Asset-Backed Alert?

Asset-Backed Alert is produced by Harrison Scott Publications. The coverage is led by publisher Andrew Albert, who has been reporting on the securitization field since the asset-backed market began in the 1980s. The publication’s editors also possess a wealth of experience covering structured finance, which accounts for the e-newsletter’s unmatched level of sophistication.

Editorial Staff:
Joseph Nadilo, Managing Editor, 201-234-3984, jnadilo@hspnews.com, bio
Matt Birkbeck, Senior Writer, 201-234-3991, mbirkbeck@hspnews.com, bio
Steve Chambers, Senior Writer, 201-234-3990, schambers@hspnews.com, bio
Andrew Albert, Publisher, 201-234-3960, aalbert@hspnews.com, bio
Thomas J. Ferris, Editor, 201-234-3972, tferris@hspnews.com
T.J. Foderaro, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3979, tjfoderaro@hspnews.com, bio
Ben Lebowitz, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3961, blebowitz@hspnews.com, bio
Dan Murphy, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3975, dmurphy@hspnews.com, bio

Harrison Scott’s offices are located in Hoboken, N.J. -- just minutes from Manhattan by PATH train or ferry.

What else does Harrison Scott Publications produce?

Harrison Scott publishes three other weekly newsletters and maintains a variety of valuable databases that are available to its subscribers.

Real Estate Alert gives subscribers the freshest intelligence they need to spot oncoming risks and opportunities in the U.S. commercial property market. Its Deal Database allows for quick and easy searches of the terms and participants of more than 30,000 commercial property sales since the start of 2001. In addition, Real Estate Alert’s High-Yield Fund Database offers detailed views of more than 2,000 real estate investment funds and the 1,000-plus firms that manage them.

Hedge Fund Alert delivers the fresh intelligence needed to identify money-making openings in the fund-management business and the overall alternative-investment community.  Its Manager Database offers detailed views of more than 3,000  SEC-registered management firms, the 10,000+ hedge funds they run and the more than 16,000 fund executives who own and work at those outfits.

Commercial Mortgage Alert gives subscribers the earliest look at the most important activities in real estate finance and securitization. Its CMBS Database allows users to scour the initial terms and deal participants of all rated securities backed by commercial and multi-family properties -- every CMBS issue completed since the market’s inception in the mid-1980s.