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Class ‘A’ noteholders in Europe’s only defaulted CMBS, Opera Finance, have handed ownership of the Dutch property portfolio to private equity companies TPG Capital and Patron Capital. However, it might not set much of a precedent, said market participants.
Moody’s was this week the latest rating agency to highlight the fact that investment grade European ABS tranches have suffered very little credit impairment since the crisis.
Asia’s loan bankers may have just been through a dismal quarter, but there is always someone worse off. They should count themselves lucky they are not securitisation bankers, who have suffered a dismal few years. Perhaps by working together, bankers in the two areas can add a bit of zest to the loan market — and some much needed volumes to the securitisation market.