Synthetic ABS growth down to Isda template

February 8—A major contributing factor in last year’s increase in synthetic asset-backed securities (ABS) was physical settlement documentation from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda), claimed delegates at the 2006 ABS West conference in Phoenix.

Speakers argued that the pay-as-you-go template has accelerated the market for collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) from traditional ABS to synthetic corporates and synthetic ABS.

At its launch in June, the pay-as-you-go tem

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