Items Tagged with 'ABS'


  • Is this what's holding back the RMBS market?

    Surprising view from analysts, advisors
    It's a long climb back from absolute lows to the pre-2008 heights for the RMBS market. Everything is on hold awaiting government action and new rules that won’t be coming anytime soon, and when they do come they may not be welcome. Can they even get started?
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  • Is the SFIG conference officially the industry's largest?

    ABAlert jumps on the bandwagon, declares ABS Vegas the headliner
    SFIG really wants to be the largest conference out there for investors. After just a few days, it seems the event did manage to capture the attention of many investors. In fact, it's been eerily slow for the past two days with trades in the private bond market appearing rather anemic.
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  • It's a landlord's world now

    Another report suggests multifamily is gaining traction
    Is it time to bet on multifamily? More housing analysts say, yes. What was once a market dedicated to homeownership and long-term investments is shifting somewhat.
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  • Credit Suisse Veteran Joins Amherst Securities

    Jim Regan joins Austin, Texas-based Amherst Securities Group as head of asset-backed securities (ABS) trading. Regan joins the residential mortgage-backed securities broker-dealer after most recently serving as the head of ABS trading at Cohen and Company. Prior to that, he was head of structured trading at ABN AMRO and as a senior trader on the ABS desk at Credit Suisse and as a senior ABS trader at Prudential Securities.
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  • TALF Popularity Rises

    Investor interest in the asset-backed securitization market reached a record high yesterday in the Federal Reserve's records. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York late Tuesday said it received $11.45bn in additional loan requests by investors interested in participating in the Term Asset-Backed Lending Facility (TALF). These requests, if granted, put billions of dollars into the hands of institutional investors to buy up new ABS within certain categories, in turn encouraging more lending and securitization, which regulators say will keep credit flowing.
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  • Brain Drain Continues at Société Générale

    Players in the asset-backed securities (ABS) space continue to leave the Paris-based investment bank. Nonetheless, sources at Société Générale report active trading in ABS and other markets as well, especially in commodities and liquidity management, but stopped short of providing numbers. The bank is perhaps better known in the US as falling victim to the alleged rogue trading of Jérôme Kerviel who, by some accounts, cost the bank nearly €5bn ($7.29bn) in losses.
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