Top Securitization Stories

Latest News

  • Paragon pushes back into Scottish mortgages

    UK buy-to-let RMBS issuer Paragon has restarted lending to landlords in Scotland’s private rental sector for the first time since the financial crisis, saying the market has doubled in 12 years.

    • 11:00 AM
  • NewDay leads strong pipeline of European ABS

    Bankers’ predictions of a deep and varied pipeline of European ABS to be priced in March are starting to come good, with NewDay Cards’ second securitization at the head of the queue this month.

    • 02 Mar 2015
  • Fifth Street preps second middle market CLO

    US middle market lender Fifth Street Asset Management, which priced its first ever CLO in February, is ramping its second, which should price in the second quarter.

    • 02 Mar 2015
  • European ABS outperforms ‘most others’ but risks evolve

    Strong underwriting has helped European securitizations outperform most structured finance products, but new risks are emerging as markets evolve and the economic outlook improves, says Fitch.

    • 02 Mar 2015
  • Race to the bottom: docs suffer amid CLO demand surge

    From Tokyo to Toronto to Tel Aviv, new buyers across the globe are piling into the senior tranches of US CLOs — and more experienced triple-A investors aren’t happy about it.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • Cerberus & Five Ten: the first multi-borrower rental deal?

    Two new suppliers of single family rental ABS could be coming to market if Cerberus Capital Management acquires Five Ten Capital.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • Flagship subprime auto ABS to benefit from merger

    Flagship Credit Acceptance, which merged with another US subprime ABS issuer, CarFinance, earlier this year, is marketing its first subprime auto ABS of 2015.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • RBS sheds 34% of securitization exposure

    The dismantling of Royal Bank of Scotland’s global investment bank has had a heavy impact on its securitization activity, with its long positions in the sector falling 34% last year.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • Resimac joins rush of RMBS as Suncorp tops A$1bn

    Suncorp Bank increased the size of its Apollo 2015-1 RMBS to A$1.25bn by pricing, and there is plenty more Australian RMBS on the way with Resimac adding its itself to the pipeline on Thursday.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • Barclays gets its big CLO break with new US mandate

    Barclays has bagged a mandate for one of New York’s largest CLO managers, its first deal for a top-tier stateside CLO issuer since entering the market in 2012.

    • 25 Feb 2015
  • Investors primed for new SFR ABS structure

    American Homes 4 Rent’s first single-family rental securitization of the year was priced at 140bp over swaps on Thursday.

    • 25 Feb 2015
  • Precise mid-tier flies as investors jump on non-con RMBS

    Renewed appetite for UK non-conforming RMBS has driven Precise 2015-1 to multiple subscription levels, though guidance on the top stack of notes has been set at the wide end of initial price thoughts.

    • 25 Feb 2015
  • VW to print auto ABS in third currency this year

    Volkswagen Financial Services has set out to add Australian dollars to its growing list of currencies for auto ABS prints already this year, after issuing guidance on its second securitization of Australian auto loan receivables.

    • 25 Feb 2015
  • Delinquencies up but auto ABS still full throttle

    Despite rising delinquencies the US auto ABS pipeline continues unabated, and analysts are not significantly revising their performance expectations.

    • 24 Feb 2015
  • AH4R launches rental ABS with new structure

    American Homes 4 Rent is drawing on a CMBS tactic in a first of its kind single-family rental (SFR) securitization which addresses refinance risk.

    • 24 Feb 2015
  • New-look Apollo RMBS covered in line with Puma

    Investors have shown their liking for newly introduced features in the structure of Suncorp Bank’s latest Apollo RMBS, with all five tranches covered by orders on Tuesday.

    • 24 Feb 2015
  • RMBS demand solid but Italian house prices heading lower

    Italian RMBS may be on investors’ wish lists but the country’s housing market is still struggling to show similar strength, with Fitch predicting low demand will depress prices further this year.

    • 24 Feb 2015
  • S&P ratings error puts RMBS on negative watch

    Standard & Poor’s announced late on Friday that it placed the ratings for 338 classes of legacy RMBS on credit watch negative due to an analytical error.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • HLSS escapes Ocwen handcuffs

    Home Loan Servicing Solutions has found a potential escape from its dependence on loans serviced by Ocwen Financial, but RMBS and ABS investors might not be so lucky.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • US investors demand more from Santander with sterling funding favoured

    Santander Consumer UK showed a clear bias towards cheaper sterling funding in pricing its dual tranche auto ABS last week, but GlobalCapital understands US investors are pushing the issuer for more dollar paper.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • Ocwen and Nationstar keep quiet on MSR pricing

    Ocwen Financial announced an agreement to sell a $9.8bn portfolio of mortgage servicing rights to Nationstar Mortgage on Monday, but a lack of detail means the impact of the deal is unclear.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • Timely pick-up in Spanish mortgage performance

    Moody’s has revealed an improved performance in mortgage pools backing Spanish RMBS transactions in the fourth quarter, just as Spanish securitizations are predicted to resume.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • CBA doubles up on Medallion return

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia doubled the size of its latest RMBS placing before pricing on Friday, though the A$2bn deal still fell well short of its last effort.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • Coming soon: a new structure for non-agency RMBS

    RMBS issuers are considering a new type of deal structure which appoints a transaction manager with a fiduciary obligation to investors, GlobalCapital understands.

    • 19 Feb 2015
  • S&P error could mean "between 300 and 400" RMBS downgrades

    Standard & Poor’s left markets guessing about its legacy RMBS ratings following its announcement Thursday night that a departure from its methodology could result in widespread downgrades.

    • 19 Feb 2015
  • Investors revel in ECB’s impact on ABS market

    Despite investor anger over the European Central Bank’s entry into the European ABS market as a buyer in November, and widespread disappointment over its pace of intervention, they are now enjoying what some claim are the best opportunities in years.

    • 19 Feb 2015
  • Subprime auto deals 'snapped right up'

    Investors were quick to purchase small subprime auto ABS issues by DriveTime and CarFinance that were priced on Wednesday.

    • 18 Feb 2015
  • Navient and Nelnet chase hungry student loan buyers

    Low issuance of securitizations of federally guaranteed student loans has left investors hungry, an appetite that could be sated by private student loan providers such as Sofi.

    • 18 Feb 2015
  • EU takes aim at retention and ratings for ‘high quality’ ABS

    The European ABS industry is inching closer to the new comprehensive approach to regulation it has been craving since the financial crisis, after the European Commission on Wednesday launched a consultation on securitization that appears heavily informed by market participants’ long held concerns.

    • 18 Feb 2015
  • Commission publishes Capital Markets Union plan

    The European Commission has published its Green Paper on Capital Markets Union, alongside consultations on securitization and prospectus regulations.

    • 18 Feb 2015

People News

  • BAML reshuffles NY structured credit with new co-heads

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has appointed two new co-heads for its global structured products and credit financing team in New York, which includes its CLO business.

    • 24 Feb 2015
  • BAML raids JPM for ABS syndicate

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has hired a dedicated head of ABS syndicate for EMEA, ending the bank's post-crisis arrangement of syndicating ABS issues through its trading desk.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • CS takes BAML head ABS trader in NY

    Credit Suisse has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of ABS trading in New York, having recently reaffirmed its commitment to the business.

    • 23 Feb 2015
  • George Ellison tapped as Altisource CEO

    Former RMBS fraud defendant George Ellison is replacing Ashish Pandey as CEO of Ocwen Financial affiliate Altisource Asset Management Corporation (AAMC), according to an announcement.

    • 20 Feb 2015
  • Ex-Lloyds boss joins P2P pioneer

    Eric Daniels, the former chief executive of Lloyds, has joined Wellesley Finance as non-executive chairman.

    • 19 Feb 2015
  • Goldman's Millette not retiring, said to eye insurance investing role

    Michael Millette, head of structured finance at Goldman Sachs, is leaving the investment bank at the end of February. However, the 49 year old industry veteran is not officially retiring from the structured finance industry, according to an individual familiar with his departure.

    • 05 Feb 2015
  • Cantor snags two MBS trading heads from BAML

    Cantor Fitzgerald has hired two MBS trading heads from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the firm announced on Thursday. The new hires, Brendan Donnelly and Mohil Gupta, join Cantor as managing directors in MBS sales and trading.

    • 05 Feb 2015
  • Sandler O'Neil grabs two for CMBS trading platform

    Sandler O’Neil & Partners have hired CMBS traders David Cook and Andrew Flick from Brean Capital. The pair will focus on building a CMBS franchise at Sandler O’Neil, the investment bank said in a release on Monday.

    • 02 Feb 2015
  • William Shuey to head securitization at Opus CMC

    William Shuey has joined Opus Capital Markets Consultants as the due diligence provider’s director of securitization. He will oversee securitization processes with a focus on RMBS compliance, Opus announced on Monday.

    • 02 Feb 2015
  • RMBS and ABS head takes over CLOs after Deutsche trading exodus

    Deutsche Bank’s head of non-agency RMBS and consumer ABS trading has taken over CLO trading after the departure of Richard Rizzo last week. People familiar with the situation at the bank, which just priced its first US CLO of the year, say it is still fully committed to the business, but some investors are sceptical.

    • 28 Jan 2015
  • SocGen takes 11 from RBS for new CMBS platform

    Société Générale is taking advantage of Royal Bank of Scotland’s retreat from US securitization to launch a new CMBS platform, its first in the US since the financial crisis.

    • 27 Jan 2015
  • Lloyds continues US push with another London transfer

    UK-headquartered Lloyds Bank has transferred yet another senior banker to its New York outpost, as it attempts to win market share in carefully-selected parts of the US capital markets such as corporate debt and securitization. The new addition will focus on North American institutional investor coverage for the bank’s financial institutions team.

    • 22 Jan 2015
  • Cadwalader names securitization expert as managing partner

    Law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has named Patrick Quinn, an expert on the securitization market, as managing partner.

    • 20 Jan 2015
  • Bay area PM approaching new ABS fund launch

    A San Francisco Bay area portfolio manager is readying his firm’s first dedicated securitized asset fund, focusing on esoteric ABS, as well as RMBS and CMBS and some CLOs.

    • 15 Jan 2015
  • CLO moves: Gulf Stream CLO manager leaves Apollo

    A portfolio manager mainly focused on CLOs acquired from Gulf Stream in 2011 has left Apollo Global Management, GlobalCapital understands. Separately, Apollo is marketing its first US CLO of 2015, ALM 12, with Morgan Stanley as arranger.

    • 14 Jan 2015
  • US Ex-Im Bank hires OPIC structured head

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States has hired the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s former vice president of structured finance to oversee its structured finance transactions, according to a statement from the Ex-Im Bank.

    • 13 Jan 2015

Top RMBS Stories

Comments? Questions? Tips?

Will Caiger-Smith
Securitization Editor
+44 (0)207 779 7323 

Ryan Bolger
New York Reporter
+1 212 224-3243

Tom Porter
European Securitization Editor
+44 (0)207 779 7324

Top CMBS Stories


Mark Goodes
+44 (0)207 779 8605

George Williams
+44 (0)207 779 8274



James Barfield
+1 212 224-3445


IssuerArrangerSize ($M)
Fifth Street Management, Fifth Street Senior Loan Fund IWells Fargo309.45
Pinebridge Investments, Galaxy XIX CLOCiti509.90
Apollo Credit Management, ALM XIIMorgan Stanley786.00

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 Mar 2015
1 Citi 6,651.04 23 10.49%
2 JPMorgan 6,353.00 17 10.02%
3 Barclays 6,181.50 19 9.75%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 5,512.78 22 8.70%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,206.28 12 6.64%

Financing Record (MBS)

IssuerPriceTotal Amount ($ Millions)
GEDFT 2015-1100.00475.00
GEDFT 2015-2100.00300.00
OMFIT 2015-1100.0072.90

Priced Deals

Pohjola Bank03-Feb-221000

Bookrunners of European Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 1,670.59 2 22.07%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 921.35 2 12.17%
3 Citi 858.85 2 11.35%
4 Santander 698.45 2 9.23%
5 Cantor Fitzgerald & Co 613.60 1 8.11%