Morgan Stanley and BAML take down Cerberus Brexit risk

Bank of America and Morgan Stanley’s European ABS trading desks have taken on the risk of Cerberus’s refinancing of the Granite portfolio, subscribing on Friday for classes 'B' to 'F' of the giant deal.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 22 Mar 2019

The 2016 deals which financed Cerberus’s purchase of the Granite book from the UK government were up for call in April and May — raising the spectre that Brexit political news would disrupt any refinancing of the giant portfolios, now worth just under £4bn.

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