Non-Mortgage ABS

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September 26, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Morningstar Credit Ratings Publishes Methodology For Rating and Monitoring U.S. ABS Transactions

Life for ABS investors got a little easier this week as Morningstar Credit Ratings put out its methodology for U.S. ABS ratings, outlining the principles the firm uses when evaluating, rating and monitoring financial, operating and corporate asset transactions. Morningstar’s analytical framework utilizes seven areas of analysis common to ABS transactions: legal structure, asset quality, transaction structure, credit support, cash flow analysis, originator and servicer quality, and counterparty risk. The analysis begins...


September 26, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Cautious Optimism in Structured Finance Market As New Regulations Ease Compliance Uncertainty

Investors are comfortable with broad swaths of the structured finance market and issuers are cautiously optimistic that regulators won’t hinder activity too much going forward, according to attendees at the ABS East conference produced by Information Management Network this week in Miami Beach. “We’re in a pretty good spot right now in the market from a supply-demand perspective,” said Bob Behal, a principal and co-head of ABS investments and commercial MBS investments at Vanguard Group. Almost 3,700 people had registered by the start of the conference, up slightly from around 3,500 people in 2013. Will Zak, a director at Barclays, said...


September 19, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Moody’s Ranked First in Non-Mortgage ABS Ratings at Midway Point in 2014, S&P Tops in Non-Agency MBS

Moody’s Investors Service – which has been on the sidelines in the sputtering jumbo MBS market this year – has edged up to become the most active rating service in the non-mortgage ABS market, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. Moody’s rated 71 ABS over the first half of the year, deals with a total issuance volume of $66.15 billion. That represented 64.5 percent of total non-mortgage ABS issued in the first six months of 2014. Moody’s had its biggest market shares in vehicle finance ABS and student loan deals. Standard & Poor’s ranked...[Includes two data charts]


September 12, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank ABS Holdings Decline Again in 2Q14 Despite Gains in Certain Asset Classes

Commercial banks and thrifts reported a modest decline in their non-mortgage ABS investments during the second quarter of 2014, although several key sectors showed growth, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. Bank call reports show that the industry held $171.2 billion of non-mortgage ABS in portfolio as of the end of June. That was down 0.8 percent from March, marking the second straight quarterly decline after bank ABS holdings hit a record $173.8 billion at the end of 2013. Bank holdings of auto loan ABS actually increased...[Includes one data chart]


September 12, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Reg AB II Likely Brings Benefits, Higher Costs for Market Participants in Auto Loan/Lease ABS Sector

The recent adoption by the Securities and Exchange Commission of its Regulation AB II disclosure rule is expected to be a “credit positive” for the auto loan and lease ABS sector, but it probably will also raise costs for market participants and, ultimately, consumers, according to an industry consensus of the new rule. The new regulatory regime mandates standardized loan-level disclosures for ABS backed by auto loans and leases, as well as other classes, as reported previously. The loan-level data have to be provided on the SEC’s free online database known as the EDGAR system. Although specific data requirements vary by asset class, the new asset-level disclosures generally will include...


September 5, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Credit Unions Say Prohibition on Purchased Loans Renders NCUA Securitization Proposal Inadequate

A proposal from the National Credit Union Administration to permit covered credit unions to securitize loans they have originated – but not purchased – is widely seen as insufficient by the credit union industry because of that limitation. That’s likely to prompt the regulator to favorably revise the proposal in the coming months, industry analysts say. Back in June, the NCUA issued a proposal to authorize loan securitizations by credit unions, but only for loans originated, not purchased. It also proposed permitting the creation of special purpose vehicles (SPV) to hold the assets collateralizing the securities. Additionally, the proposal lists a number of minimum requirements and limitations on residuals and retained interests. The Credit Union National Association, in its comment letter to the agency, indicated...


September 5, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

SEC’s New Disclosure Rule Seen as Costly for Issuers, But Enticing Alternative May Be Unregistered Securities

Issuers of non-agency MBS and commercial MBS, among other structured finance asset classes, are set to face increased costs to comply with a rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission that increases disclosure requirements. But deals that are not issued publicly would avoid the increased costs. Last week, the SEC unanimously adopted a wide-ranging final rule known as Reg AB2, which was first proposed in 2010. By the beginning of 2017, newly issued, publicly registered non-agency MBS will have to include 270 loan-level data points disclosed via the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, known as EDGAR. The required disclosures include...


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