Global ABS 2007: Could the securitisation party end?

Dramatic changes could be imminent in the European asset-backed securities market, warned speakers at the Global ABS conference in Barcelona today.

"A number of signs point to change," said Alexander Batcharov, London-based head of international structured product research at Merrill Lynch. "Serial corrections in the equity markets, steepening in the yield curve and the influence of small synthetic sectors on the spreads of their much larger cash equivalents will all have an impact on the market.

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