SEC expected to protect CRT in conflicts of interest rule

Decision could come as early as today; high hopes for credit risk transfer exemption

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Market participants are hoping the US Securities and Exchange Commission will amend a proposed rule on securitisations to avoid impeding synthetic credit risk transfer transactions by banks, with the final rule expected as early as today (November 22).

“With regard to CRT, there is a fair amount that the SEC could do to clarify the rule,” says Christopher Horn, counsel in the structured finance practice at Mayer Brown. “Even if they don’t make specific reference to CRT in the text of the final

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