European authorities scramble rescue attempt as securitization regulation looms

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By Owen Sanderson
30 Nov 2018

The European Supervisory Authorities have tried their best to protect securitization markets from potentially huge damage from January 1 when the new Securitization Regulation comes into effect, encouraging national regulators to apply their powers in a “proportionate and risk-based manner” when new rules come into force next year.

The joint ESAs — that is, the European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authorities, and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority —published a letter on Friday flagging concerns about the new Securitization Regulation, which will apply from January 1. 

The issue they raise is on the ...

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