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Asset-Backed Securities (ABS)

From the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Portal

Definition: Asset-backed Securities (ABS) are Bonds, MTNs or Notes backed by financial assets. Usually these assets are made up of receivables such as cash-flows from credit cards, auto loans, manufactured-housing contracts and home-equity loans. ABS differ from most other kinds of bonds in that their credit rating derives more from these segregated asset cash-flows than just the paying ability of the issuer. In the ABS sector various subsectors are distinguished depending on the type of underlying receivables or assets being securitised. In the CMDportal database we distinguish 19 such different ABS sectors, including Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLO), Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) and so on. In this group we also include Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). In MTN format, these securities are sometimes documented under a Limited Recourse Programme.

Based on available data, on the 13th March 2018, the size of the Asset-backed Securities Bond and Money Market is USD 2.9 trillion.   

For information on issues in ABS Bond and Money Markets, please use the CMDportal Instrument search tool.

For information on the current size of the ABS Bond and Money Markets, please use the CMDportal data sheet tool.

For information on the composition of the ABS Bond and Money Markets market, please use the CMDportal issuer search tool.

For information on active dealers in the ABS Bond and Money Markets market, please use the CMDportal dealer search tool.

For information on active investors in the ABS Bond and Money Markets market, please use the CMDportal Fund search tool. 

 



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