Getting it right on balance sheet


Suddenly, everyone seems to be issuing synthetic balance sheet collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) in Asia. After a virtual drought in 2002, several banks across the region have launched CLO transactions to free up economic capital.

Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen a synthetic securitisation backed by taxi and public light bus financing receivables from HSBC – a first of its type in the region (see page 7). Meanwhile, in Australia, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Westpac and

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