Americas: Are you ready yet?

Author: | Published: 24 Feb 2014
US ABS is hoping for something more exciting
The asset-backed securities (ABS) market appears to be in full recovery mode. The figures for 2013 were close to their 2000 levels, with increases in auto loans and esoterics helping to pick up the slack created by the dark cloud still hanging over the mortgage industry.

The real sign of the market's return however, is its creativity. Though a large amount of vanilla deals are often the hallmark of a market returned to full health, ABS has always thrived on innovation. The trick will be balancing that innovation...