Non-Mortgage ABS

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September 22, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Exceptionally Strong Liquidity for MBS and ABS As Investor Demand for Securities Outpaces Supply

MBS and ABS investors have more cash than they know what to do with, according to participants at the ABS East conference sponsored by Information Management Network this week. “Liquidity is strong across the spectrum and probably the best we’ve ever seen for structured products,” said Scott Levy, a senior managing director at Guggenheim Securities. He noted that three years ago, some of the securities the firm was involved with had 15 investors; now, similar deals might have 70 investors. “There’s a lot of demand and a lot less supply,” Levy added. More than 4,100 people registered...

September 15, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Methods Used to Comply With Risk-Retention Rules Vary Among ABS Asset Classes, Moody’s Finds

Issuers of ABS are utilizing diverse structures to comply with the risk-retention requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to a new sector commentary by analysts at Moody’s Investors Service. “Although securitization sponsors’ retention of portions of their own deals in general is credit positive … the rules have effectively just formalized prior common industry practices for many consumer ABS subsectors. This confirms our initial stance that the rules are only marginally credit positive for this sector,” said Vice President and Senior Analyst Yan Yan and Vice President and Senior Credit Officer Jingjing Dang. “That said, the methods of compliance that have emerged among ABS asset classes since the rules went into effect in December have varied.” Their first take-away is...

September 15, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Vintage CDO Investors Try to Force a Bankruptcy that SFIG Warns Would Destabilize Securitization Industry

A dispute involving the liquidation of a vintage collateralized-debt obligation has the potential to upend standard practices and confidence in the securitization industry, according to the Structured Finance Industry Group. Senior investors in Taberna Preferred Funding IV – a $673.3 million CDO issued in 2005 – are seeking to force a liquidation of the deal via bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is being pursued by a group of investors identified as Opportunities II Ltd., HH HoldCo Co-Investment Fund, L.P., and Real Estate Opps Ltd. The investors appear to have purchased senior tranches of the CDO only in recent years. SFIG filed...

September 15, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Thriving Market for Securities Backed by Timeshare Loans: Low Delinquencies and Attractive Yields

An affiliate of Interval Leisure Group priced a timeshare securitization last week as the market for such deals keeps humming along. Timeshare securities are backed by vacation ownership interest loans that tend to perform relatively well and carry attractive yields. Some $2.0 billion of timeshare ABS have priced this year, according to S&P Global Ratings. In all of 2016, $2.6 billion of timeshare ABS was issued, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. VSE 2017-A VOI Mortgage from ILG is...

August 25, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Despite Mounting Signs of Trouble in Auto Market, Fundamentals are Solid, Investors are Protected

Even though indications of stress in the U.S. auto market are proliferating, risks in the auto loan ABS sector are still under control and investors are protected by healthy levels of credit enhancement, according to industry analysts. “Despite late-cycle indicators continuing to garner headlines – softer used-car pricing, rising inventories, weakening headline seasonally adjusted annual sales, and rising loan losses – we remain comfortable with auto loan ABS fundamentals,” according to a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. KBRA did concede...

August 25, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank ABS Holdings Drift Lower Again in 2Q17 Despite Continued Growth in Outstanding Supply

Commercial banks and savings institutions have been steadily adding to their residential MBS portfolios, but they show significantly less interest in the non-mortgage ABS market. Total bank investment in non-mortgage ABS sank again in the second quarter, dropping by $5.05 billion from the end of March to $118.38 billion. Compared to a year ago, bank ABS holdings were down 9.6 percent and they’ve been in steady decline since the end of 2013. It’s...[Includes two data tables]

August 18, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Consumer Finance ABS Issuers Seen as Feeding Investor Demand Without Tilting Too Much Toward Securitization

In the first half of 2017, the dollar volume of credit card ABS issued was nearly three times the issuance seen in the first half of last year. However, analysts at Fitch Ratings suggest that issuers of consumer finance ABS aren’t relying too heavily on the structured finance market for their funding. The rating service said increased issuance of ABS could affect some issuers’ credit profiles if it leads to a sustained increase in secured wholesale funding sources. “However, we believe that this trend does not yet represent a structural shift, with many consumer finance-oriented financial institutions raising consumer ABS issuance opportunistically to take advantage of attractive pricing and to enhance the liquidity of their ABS programs,” the rating service said. Some $24.38 billion of credit card ABS were issued...


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