Trio of new RPL deals puts pressure on tightening trend

Senior re-performing loan (RPL) RMBS spreads have tightened by 4bps to 73bps over swaps in the last week, according to Wells Fargo data, their tightest level since mid-June. But a flurry of new deal activity has the potential to push spreads back out, giving the buy side some room on pricing.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 18 Sep 2018

The appeal of RPL bonds has grown among investors as the senior notes are shorter dated than other kinds of MBS and underwriting appears to have been improving. Spreads have significantly tightened on senior RPL bonds since 2016, when they frequently priced between 140bps-160bps over swaps.

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