When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, the SEC had nine months to issue a rule on conflicts of interest in the securitization market. The proposed rule on the issue has been pending since 2011.
Aircraft market values have not recovered post-pandemic, according to Fitch Ratings. Also, improvements will drag on due to supply and demand imbalances. The wild card? Next generation replacement technology, which relegates older airline models to the hangar.
Commercial banks boosted their ABS holdings during the first quarter, with much of the gain coming in paper backed by auto loans. TD Bank added $2.2 billion of auto deals to remain the top bank ABS investor. (Includes two data charts.)
Production of vehicle-finance and business ABS was up sharply in the first quarter. A transaction backed by future cash flows from an airline rewards program played a big part, while student loan and consumer ABS markets also posted big gains. (Includes two data charts.)