One of the most important industry conferences focused on the securitization market, hosting a delegation of over 3,000 structured finance and securitization professionals, including more than 1,000 issuers and investors. ABS East 2014 will provide comprehensive coverage on the revival and strengthening of the US securitization market, along with what our markets should look like in the future, given the importance of securitization to the real economy.
The ABS East agenda will feature intensive panel discussion on a variety of topics including:
Intensive, Interactive Investor Workshops
Identifying the Major Global Macro-Economic Risks on the US Securitization Markets
The Future of Mortgage Funding and the Impact of GSE Reform in the US
Legislative and Regulatory Developments and How They Will Shape the Landscape of the US ABS Market
Outlook for Consumer ABS including Autos, Credit Cards, Student Loans and Transportation Finance
Commercial Real Estate Finance Overview
State and Local Level Policy Initiatives and Private Label MBS Revitalization
Saddled with legacy systems and burdened with changing regulations, the mortgage industry has been slow to adopt digitization compared to many other industries. Now, however, the industry must provide more transparency to regulators and satisfy consumers while managing tighter margins. In this perfect storm, there’s only one lifeboat — a digital process.
Has the Great Recession launched a new era of renting versus buying that will eventually result in a nation where more people rent their homes than purchase them? Or is the increase in renters these days due to an “over-correction” in the market? According to the latest “State of the Nation’s Housing” report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the U.S., in less than a decade, lost all its homeownership gains of the last 20 years.
Armed with an overall measure of housing market performance relative to long-term trend; an accompanying metric explaining whether that market is overheated or not; and importantly a way to attribute deviations in home prices precisely to selected market variables, market participants would be in a better position to take precautionary actions to limit their exposure in highly volatile markets.