Field narrows for second Samsung Life international MBS

Rumours suggest a two-bank shortlist for latest securitization by Korean entity.

FinanceAsia understands that Samsung Life has short listed Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch as possible arrangers of its second international securitization deal, with a decision expected soon on which bank will get the mandate.

Korea's biggest life insurance company sent out RFPs to nine investment banks in April, believed to include BNP Paribas, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Nomura.

According to a banker familiar with...

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