Introducing CDOs of asset-backed securities

7. CDOs of ABS

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An increasingly popular variation on the CDO theme in Europe has been the development of CDOs of asset-backed securities, sometimes also referred to as structured finance CDOs. These structures generally securitise baskets of residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, both of which have seen explosive growth in recent years.

According to the European Securitisation Forum, RMBS issuance in Europe rose by 18.7% in 2005 to EUR142.6bn, while the CMBS sector was the fastest-growing com

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