IMF sings ABS market tune in call for non-bank buyers

By Tom Porter
29 Jan 2015

The International Monetary Fund published a staff discussion paper this week, recognising the regulatory hurdles in the way of developing a bigger base of non-bank institutional investors in European ABS. Despite the heavyweight backing, bankers remain downbeat as the only authorities that matter, the Basel Committee and the EU’s framers of Solvency II, still stand in the way of a market revival.

Written by the IMF’s Miguel Segoviano, Bradley Jones, Peter Lindner and Johannes Blankenheim, the paper says that putting private securitization markets back on a firm and sustainable footing has “never been more important”.

“Securitization markets would be strengthened by fostering a diversified non-bank institutional investor base with a ...

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