Journal of Structured Finance

  • ID: 226594
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • Institutional Investor
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The Journal of Structured Finance (JSF) is the only international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to empirical analysis and practical guidance on structured finance instruments, techniques, and strategies. JSF offers insightful, comprehensive research and commentary on all aspects of structured finance.

JSF provides detailed analysis on structuring and investing in products such as ABSs, CDOs, CLOs, and MBSs.

JSF keeps you on the cutting edge of topics such as:

- Credit derivatives and synthetic securitization
- Secondary trading in the CDO market
- Securitization in emerging markets and intellectual property
- Trends and developments in mortgage and home equity, credit card, auto loans and lease, student loans, and trade-
receivable securitization
- Accounting, regulatory, and tax issues

Readers Include:

- Institutional Investors
- Issuers
- Trustees & Servicers
- Rating Agency Analysts
- Accounting Firms
- Underwriters/Structurers
- Mortgage Issuer/Originator
- Law Firms/Lawyers/Attorney
- Financial Intermediaries
- Financial Guarantors
- Commercial and investment bankers
- Regulators (involved in structured finance)
- Developer/Borrower
- Credit Enhancer
- Regulators
- Analytics Firms
- Fixed Income Investors
- Commercial Paper Conduit Operator
- Collateralized Debt Obligation Issuer
- Asset-Backed Securities/Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuer
- Securitization Professionals
- Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Investors
- Bond Underwriters
- Librarians
- Academics

To start this Winter 2015 issue, Rachel George and Tim Mohan explain how the recent financial crisis demonstrated that, in contemporary markets, liquidity risk comes less from the outflow of deposits and more from cash demands associated with a range of wholesale borrowing and interbank financial arrangements. Hence, banking regulators across the globe saw a need to change their approach to regulating the liquidity risk of banks. They explain how the final liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) requirement will increase the costs incurred by U.S. banks that participate in the securitization market through extending commitments in securitization credit facility transactions, sponsoring securitization of their own assets, or investing in structured finance securities. In concluding their article, they question whether the new regulation designed to improve the liquidity risk profile of banks will reduce overall market liquidity by steering banks away from the securitization market.

Charles Sweet explains the U.S. SEC’s observation that “the financial crisis highlighted that investors and participants in the securitization market did not have the necessary information and time to be able to fully assess the risks underlying asset-backed securities and did not value asset-backed securities properly or accurately” and how Regulation AB II is intended to address those shortcomings. He notes that while the SEC did not adopt the most game-changing aspect of its proposals—which would have required issuers to provide investors in Rule 144A offerings the same information as in a public offering—many of the requirements that it did adopt will still change the offering process significantly, including the requirement to prepare and file a preliminary prospectus three days before pricing an issue, the need to provide new asset-level data, and the requirement for CEOs to sign certifications for each offering.

Meredith Coffey explains how the final U.S. Credit Risk Retention Rule for Securitizations offers very little relief for collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and therefore will result in a continuing, although smaller, CLO market. Prior to the new rules taking effect in two-plus years, managers will be incented to do as many CLOs as possible. After the rules go into effect, investors are expected to migrate toward risk retention survivors who have or can find the capital to retain the risk, whether through existing resources, borrowing, parent companies with substantial capital, or working with their parents or investors to develop majority-owned affiliates that can purchase and retain risk. Ms. Coffey points to the role of CLOs in stabilizing the U.S. loan market and maintaining price stability by purchasing from other investors, such as hedge funds or mutual funds, who have to meet redemptions. To the extent CLOs are reduced, their place may be taken by less stable investors, leading to a more volatile, expensive loan market.
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The Journal is for anyone involved in structured finance - bankers, lawyers, corporate financial officers, institutional investors, rating agency analysts, consultants, government officials, and academics. Articles are written by practitioners for practitioners.

Articles focus on all practical aspects of real-life structured finance deals, highlighting problems as well as success stories.

Topics include securitization, credit and other derivatives, leasing, investing and trading in asset-backed ­securities (ABS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), legal and regulatory issues, accounting and tax issues, servicing and disclosure issues.

Recent sample features include:

Developments in Asset-Backed Securitization since Dodd–Frank: An Assessment of the Regulatory Landscape

FATCA's Impact on Structured Products

A Challenge for the Future: Issuing ABCP in the New Regulatory Environment

CMBS: The Ride Is Not Over Yet

Quandaries Facing Securitizers in the Wake of the SEC's Proposed Amendments to Regulation AB

Where Non-Agency Securitization Is Headed

Lurking around the Corner: The Unknowns in Dodd-Frank

Recent U.S. Financial Reforms Affecting Structured

Finance: Missing the Mark or Too Soon to Tell?

Furniture as a Conduit for Credit

Reconsidering the Future of RMBS Servicing Structures

Bolstering Home Finance: Reconciling Policy Initiatives and Investor Protections

Predicting Agency Prepayments in the Current Market Environment: Why Yesterday's Predictive Models Won't Hold Water Today

Derivatives in Bankruptcy: Some Lessons from Lehman Brothers

CDOs in the Financial Crisis

Credit Card Structures: Surviving the “Worst Case” Scenario

Aircraft Pre-Delivery Payment Financing Transactions

Proposed Reform of the OTC Derivatives Market: Turning “Weapons” into Plowshares?

Everything You Wanted to Know about Credit Default Swaps: But Were Never Told

The Subprime Turmoil: What's Old, What's New, and What's Next

How Did We Get Here? The Story of the Credit Crisis

Insurance Coverage of Subprime-Related Liabilities: Direct Insurance Coverage Issues

Toward an Understanding: NRSRO Failings in Structured Ratings and Discreet Recommendations to Address Agency Conflicts
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Editor: Henry A. Davis

Associate Editor: Barry P. Gold, The Carlyle Group

Editorial Board

Christopher W. Beale
Alinda Capital Partners LLC

William H. Chew
Standard & Poor's

Moorad Choudhry
Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Christopher L. Culp
Compass Lexecon

Edward M. DeSear
Allen & Overy

Raymond A. DiPrinzio
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Christopher Dymond
Greengate LLC

Frank J. Fabozzi
Yale University School of Management

Roger D. Feldman
Andrews Kurth LLP

Edwin F. Feo
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

J. Paul Forrester
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

James F. Guidera

John Hoad
ABC Trading Co.

John Hood
Thelen Reid & Priest LLP

Jorn Kleinhans, CFA

Adebayo Ogunlesi
Credit Suisse First Boston

Ryan J. Orr, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Jonathan S. Saiger
The Saiger Company

Joel Telpner
Jones Day

Janice Warne
Citigroup Global Markets

Barry Welch
John Hancock

Jacob J. Worenklein
U.S. Power Generating Company, LLC
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