CDS of ABS has changed market

The emergence of credit default swaps on instruments such as ABS, CDOs, CMBS and RMBS has opened up those markets to new market participants - but limitations remain, said speakers at the Global ABS conference.

The obvious benefit these instruments have brought is the ability to put on short positions that were not possible before, enabling investors to express bearish market views in structured credit and securitisation. But these markets are nascent and still relatively illiquid, warned

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