Australian RMBS market hopes to benefit from return of investor risk appetite

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In the months preceding the credit crisis, Australian residential mortgage-backed securities were the poster child for the success of the global securitisation market. With transactions showing unequalled collateral performance, global investors were sold on the Aussie RMBS story; buying paper in large quantities despite the razor-thin spreads on offer.

The peak came in February 2007 with the A$7 billion ($5.5 billion at time of issue) multi-currency transaction by Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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