London, 15 June 2018 – The 22nd annual Global ABS conference took place between the 5th and 7th June 2018.
This is the largest annual European Structured Finance event which attracts over 3,500 leaders of the global ABS market including Members of the European Parliament, senior leaders at the European Central Bank and European Banking Authority, ESMA, and other influential regulatory and political representatives. The discussions concentrated on the structure and process of Asset-Backed Securitisation, addressed the main regulatory and political challenges in the ABS market.
Securitization is often defined as a financial agreement, which comprises of issuing securities that are backed by a pool of assets, usually debt. It was agreed amongst the speakers that the securitization market can help in funding loan portfolios, result in more efficient capital allocation, and better management of business risks. However, despite all the opportunities, it provides or can be affected by many challenges as well, amongst which, are new EU securitisation regulation, Brexit, trade-war in US, market liquidity amongst others.