RMBS downgrade highlights ongoing benchmark risk

Moody’s this week downgraded an RMBS from debut issuer LendInvest less than two weeks after the online mortgage lender brought the UK prime buy-to-let deal to market. The episode is a rare occurrence in the European securitization market.

  • By Tom Brown
  • 20 Jun 2019
The £259m Mortimer 2019-1 deal received a triple-A rating for the senior class, or 83% of the securitization, from both Moody’s and Fitch. It was the first securitization issued by a fintech firm which also originated the assets, rather than purchased and securitized by a third party. The senior ...

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1 Citi 4,347 16 16.63
2 BNP Paribas 2,866 11 10.96
3 Morgan Stanley 2,420 6 9.26
4 Goldman Sachs 2,276 6 8.71
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 2,086 9 7.98

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1 Citi 57,943.50 190 10.82%
2 JPMorgan 50,096.03 149 9.35%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 40,321.46 131 7.53%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 39,996.15 117 7.47%
5 Credit Suisse 37,249.85 118 6.95%