Structured Finance offers a robust core text for undergraduate students in business, economics, management, and finance. Going beyond securitisation to cover all aspects of structured finance and the various types of transactions within, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to non–recourse financial techniques and asset–based lending. Detailed explanations of the main techniques used today include leveraged buyouts, project finance, asset finance and securitisation provide high–level comparison of the similarities and differences between each. Discussion of the history of structured finance reveals how and why it was initially created and why it has been successful for the last 40 years, while the global context of each transaction is explored and dissected for a more complete understanding. Instruments within each type of transaction are examined in detail, including Credit Default Swaps and Credit Linked Notes, and a presentation on the Basel Accords provides regulatory context for implementation.
While the term "structured finance" is often taken to mean "securitisation," it is actually an umbrella term that covers several major types of transactions. This book disambiguates and defines structured finance transactions to provide essential knowledge of the field.
- Delve into the main structured finance techniques to understand their components, mechanisms and how they compare
- Understand how structured finance came to be, and why it continues to be successful in the modern markets
- Learn the characteristics of financial instruments found in various structured transactions
- Explore the global context of structured finance, including the regulatory framework under which it operates
It could be argued that structured finance is the foundation of the global markets, and successful work within these markets requires a solid understanding of structured finance transactions, instruments, regulations and mechanisms. Structured Finance provides foundational knowledge and global perspective to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of this critical aspect of modern finance.