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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


IMN Quietly Swaps Out Buy-Side Leader

Information Management Network has suddenly replaced the head of its new investor group.

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AllianceBernstein Seeks Larger CLO Presence

AllianceBernstein is getting into the business of securitizing broadly syndicated leveraged loans.

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Ambitious Morningstar Plans Hiring Blitz

Morningstar is expanding its structured-finance rating and technology groups.

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QM Impasse Threatens Agency Pullback

Mortgage-finance professionals are growing concerned that originators of non-qualified loans won’t have the capacity for an anticipated uptick in...

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RBC Adds Thrust to Repurchase Campaign

RBC is further increasing the volume of repurchase agreements that it writes against mortgage products, and possibly other assets.

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AIG Stepping Up, Diversifying MBS Output

AIG is planning an expansion of its mortgage-bond program, potentially positioning itself as a leading issuer in the sector.

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Goldman Maps Non-QM Issuance Program

Goldman Sachs is positioning itself to securitize home loans that don’t meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “qualified-mortgage” standards.

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CLO Trading Soars Amid Refinancing Pause

Secondary-market trading of collateralized loan obligations has suddenly sprung to life.

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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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