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  • GoodLeap preps solar, home improvement hybrid ABS

    GoodLeap preps solar, home improvement hybrid ABS

    GoodLeap is preparing an ABS backed by loans originated to install solar panels and energy efficiency home improvements. It is the firm's second deal after it expanded into home improvement lending. The outlook is rosy for the solar and home improvement sectors thanks to a home improvement boom and growing interest in the environment, said sources.

  • Market looks ahead to Jackson Hole for taper talk

    The Federal Reserve signalled that tapering is near in its Wednesday meeting, describing how the US economy has made progress and employment continues to strengthen. ABS pros are expecting the Jackson Hole Summit in August to be a natural point to begin tapering and pull back MBS purchases at a faster rate than Treasurys.

  • Affirm taps ABS demand with non-revolver

    Affirm taps ABS demand with non-revolver

    Affirm priced its buy now pay later ABS on Tuesday afternoon. The revolving transaction is designed to provide Affirm with the flexibility to fund shorter term instalment loans.

  • Market minds Powell's language as Fed meeting kicks off

    Market minds Powell's language as Fed meeting kicks off

    The Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, with the officials deeply divided on when to make the move to tapering asset purchases. With no dot plot projections expected this time, sources are keeping a close eye on what Fed chairman Jerome Powell says, looking for hints about the central bank’s plans.

  • Football securitization closed despite pandemic chaos

    Football securitization closed despite pandemic chaos

    A UK football club securitization has closed that offers investors exposure to future ticket sales. But sports securitizations, almost non-existent after the 2008 global financial crisis, have assumed a new, higher level risk in the eyes of many following the pandemic.

  • Castlelake ABS refi swoops lower than ever despite aviation pricing concerns

    Castlelake ABS refi swoops lower than ever despite aviation pricing concerns

    Castlelake beat its own record with a refinancing of its 2017-1R transaction, achieving the lowest coupon out of all of its deals since it debuted in the ABS market in 2014. The pricing highlighted the insatiable demand for aviation bonds, even as some voiced concerns over valuations in the esoteric ABS market overall.

  • Affirm promotes two executives following growth spurt

    Affirm promotes two executives following growth spurt

    Buy now, pay later company Affirm has appointed Geoff Kott as chief revenue officer, a newly created role. The move comes as Affirm prepares an ABS for the third time this year, establishing its foothold not only as a major player in point of sale and marketplace loan issuer securitization.

  • All aboard as market flocks to container ABS

    All aboard as market flocks to container ABS

    Container ABS are becoming a bigger presence in the securitization market, thanks to a boost in demand for cargo shipping. Investors are leaping at deals from a sector that offers higher returns than other fixed income assets, including other types of esoteric ABS.

  • World Bank issues Sofr cat bond for Jamaica storm risk

    World Bank issues Sofr cat bond for Jamaica storm risk

    World Bank has raised $185m in a catastrophe bond to provide financial protection to Jamaica from the economic damage of tropical storms for the next three years. It is among the first cat bonds to be linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate.

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