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March 26, 2014

Past Issues

Cover Story

California Sets the PACE Again

The Western Riverside Council of Governments securitizes Property Assessed Clean Energy Bonds.

Toyota Debuts Green Auto Bond

Proceeds will fund consumer loans and leases for a portfolio of hybrid gas-electric vehicles.

Editor's Letter

Tree Hugging

It may not feel much like Spring, at least in the Northeastern U.S., but there are plenty of green shoots in the securitization market.

ABS

Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Two academics argue that aggreggating standardized assets is key to solar securitization, which can meaningfully reduce funding costs for developers.

Inching Toward Finale on FATCA

The latest update to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act appears to grandfather most collateralized loan obligations that were issued before January 2013.

Still No Volcker Relief for CLOs

Despite pressure from Capitol Hill, regulators are disinclined to allow banks to hold collateralized loan obligations backed by bonds.

MBS

Cheat Sheet: Details from the Johnson-Crapo GSE Bill

The release of housing finance reform legislation by the two most senior members of the Senate Banking Committee was potentially a landmark step in efforts to chart a path beyond Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Global

Russian Law to Spur New Kinds of Asset-Backeds

More diversity may be on the way for Russia’s mortgage-monopolized securitization market, according to Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service.

One-Two Punch for Spanish SMEs

Securitizations of loans to Spanish small and medium sized enterprises face trouble on two fronts: rising corporate insolvencies and new legislation on debt refinancing and restructuring.

ABS Totals

ABS Totals

View Thomson Reuters data on issuance for the year-to-date through April 18 for ABS, MBS and CMBS.

ABS Manager Rankings

ABS Manager Rankings

View manager rankings for the year through April 18 for the different ABS sectors, including real estate, credit cards, student loans, autos, and collateralized debt obligations.

Scorecards

Scorecards

View the deals featured in ASR's Scorecard database that priced in the two weeks ended April 18.