Commercial MBS


What Risk Retention Means for CMBS, Autos, CLOs

Risky mortgage lending may have triggered the financial crisis, but final risk retention rules go much easier on mortgages than securitizations of other kinds of assets.

Players Move in on Small Balance Commercial Loan Securitization

ReadyCap has completed its first securitization of small balance commercial mortgage loans and Colony Financial is marketing $220 million of senior securities backed by the asset class.

Wells Fargo, RBS $1.1B CMBS has Heavy Dose of Retail

The largest loan, which accounts for 9.5% of the pool, is backed by St. John’s Town Center, a 1.4 million sf outdoor regional mall located in Jacksonville, Florida.

Regulators Unveil Final Risk Retention Rule

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved a final rule at its morning meeting that will require lenders to retain at least a 5% stake in loans they securitize unless they meet the definition of "qualified residential mortgages."

'New York by Gehry' Behind $550M CMBS

A deal backed by a commercial loan to Frank Gehry's striking 'New York' building is in the market. Located at 8 Spruce Street in downtown Manhattan, luxury complex stands out in the neighborhood for its soaring height and rumpled facade.



Reg AB II Returns from Limbo

Regulation AB governs registration, reporting and disclosure requirements for all things asset-backed. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be ready to update it significantly, but, nearly four years after changes were originally proposed, it’s not clear exactly what the Commission will do.

Finra Files Proposal to Disseminate Price Data

The proposal would introduce dissemination of trade prices for securities ranging from highly liquid credit card and auto ABS to smaller and more esoteric deals in asset classes such as time shares, to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and highly structured CDOs and collateralized loan obligations.

Editor's Letter

As July came to a close, it was clear to everyone at ASR that the structured finance market was not about to take a vacation.

People on the Move

DFG Taps Goldman Vet, Barclays Bulks Up on CMBS, Ares Adds Jeffrey Kramer and the ASF Retains Mike Williams as Policy Adviser

Silver Lining

Could higher yields end up deepening the investor base for asset-backeds?


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