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Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Redwood, Fitch Back On Speaking Terms

Redwood Trust and Fitch are patching up their relationship.

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Guggenheim Beefs Up Underwriting Unit

Guggenheim has added three senior executives to its asset-backed bond underwriting team.

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Nationstar Developing Non-QM Program

Nationstar Mortgage plans to start writing and securitizing home loans that fall outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “qualified-mortgage” guidelines.

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Wilmington Bulking Up Trustee Operation

Wilmington Trust is pursuing a further expansion of its structured-finance trust business.

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Industry Pros Write Off Square Program

Count out Square as a near-term issuer of asset-backed bonds.

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Exits Stamp Out Ashurst's CLO Practice

Ashurst, once among the most active law firms advising underwriters of collateralized loan obligations, is pulling back from the market amid a staff...

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Railcar Builder Readies Financing Program

One of the largest railcar manufacturers in the U.S. is positioning itself as a routine issuer of asset-backed bonds.

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Fidelity Crafting Vehicle to Purchase ABCP

Fidelity Investments is planning a fund that would buy asset-backed commercial paper, a potential bright spot for a market that has been hurt by a recent...

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Barclays to Recommence Trading in Europe

Barclays is back in the business of trading asset- and mortgage-backed bonds in Europe.

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Wells Places Spotlight on Trustees

Mortgage-bond buyers are reexamining their exposures to trustees in the wake of Wells Fargo’s move last week to withhold $94 million from investors...

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European Buysiders Sizing Up US CLOs

European investors are showing an increasing interest in U.S. collateralized loan obligations.

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Regulatory Relief Seen for European Insurers

European Union regulators are considering market-friendly adjustments to their Solvency 2 initiative.

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