Barcelona attendance jumps on renewed reg uncertainties

By Max Adams
11 Jun 2019

With new regulatory frameworks in place for securitization in Europe comes another bout of uncertainty for the trajectory of the market. The stunted issuance pipeline in the first half of this year and the delay of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) for STS securitization have driven a jump in attendance at this year’s Global ABS conference, drawing 4,100 registrations ahead of the event.

That figure is up from 2018, when 3,830 market participants flocked to Barcelona last June, according to conference organizer IMN. The number of sponsors this year has also jumped, to 121 compared to 114 last year. Conference goers speaking to GlobalCapital on day one say that the buzz ...

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