Michael Ye delivers verdict on the year in Asian ABS

The managing director of Asian structured finance at Moody''s explains why 2001 was a good year for securitization.
How does 2001 rate as a year in the Asian securitization market

If you compare it to the last two years, this year has been much more active and involves more asset types. For example we have seen two synthetic collateralized debt obligations CDO, one of which was a balance sheet deal, the other an arbitrage transaction. We have also seen consumer assets like credit cards and auto loans securitized in Korea, which is different to the past couple of years when it was mainly commercial assets.

In general terms, the market has remained pretty much the same with Korea being most active and Hong Kong still pretty quiet. Singapore is coming up quite...

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