AIF securitizations rise amid regs, low rates

By Tom Porter
25 Sep 2014

Scope Ratings will publish a report next week that will show insurance investors are turning to alternative investment fund securitizations to escape low yields and regulatory constraints. The trend could intensify further in the next few months as the European Central Bank pushes down yields in traditional ABS products with its purchase programme.

The search for yield amid a persistently low interest rate environment has helped provide the impetus for the new form of structured finance debt, the rating agency said.

“To our knowledge the development of these structures has been supported by the work of a few law firms for ...

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