EU to issue government securitisation guidelines tomorrow

The main focus of the new guidelines is likely to centre on the accounting treatment of government securitisations on the government balance sheet. Some market participants are worried that the new rules could prevent governments from using their sovereign ratings to back state securitisations. This could have an adverse effect on the government structured finance market.

“Any time you have a quasi-governmental ruling, anything could happen,” said one market participant.

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