EU reporting regime a ‘hurdle’ for risk transfer deals, say investors

Onerous disclosure templates could deter US banks from marketing synthetic securitisations to European buyers

overcoming hurdles

Credit investors across Europe fear missing out on a lucrative new market in risk transfer deals because of stringent rules for securitisation issuers.

US banks are widely expected to ramp up their use of synthetic risk transfer transactions following recent regulatory guidance, with some market participants predicting up to $15 billion of issuance this year. But European asset managers and credit funds can only invest in such deals if the issuing banks have met strict disclosure requirements.


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