Malaysia warms to benefits of ABS

The Securities Commission''s guidelines for ABS issuance should lead to a Malaysian securitization market emerging.

Malaysia has become the latest Asian nation to look towards securitization as a means for its corporates to raise funds, following the recent setting out of comprehensive guidelines for asset-backed securities ABS issuance from the Securities Commission SC.

Although there have been limited examples of small-scale private ABS activity, nothing approaching a 'true' securitization issue has ever emerged out of Malaysia. True in this context refers to a situation where selected assets are transferred off a company's balance...

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