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ARCHIVE | Criteria | Structured Finance | ABS: Rating Hybrid Securitizations Sep 99
Standard & Poors, September 1999
Standard & Poor's views securitizations differently from corporate financings because of the fundamentally different characteristics of each. Securitized obligations are able to achieve higher ratings than corporate bonds largely due to the relative absence of business or operating risk of securitized transactions. As securitization techniques increasingly find their way into corporate transactions, however, the boundaries between securitization (or structured finance) ratings and corporate ratings are blurring. Issuers, for example, seek to securitize corporate-derived cashflows (such as renewable music licenses, film distribution rights, and leases of transportation equipment, including railcars, shipping containers, and trucks) by structuring transactions to resemble traditional securitizations of residential mortgage, credit card, and auto loan cashflows. To determine how best to blend structured and corporate analysis in...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Canada,United States of America (Unsolicited Ratings),United Mexican States
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Canada,United States of America (Unsolicited Ratings),United Mexican States