Research Corner

Tracking market movements and macro signals that impact our members, and the performance of businesses and consumers that our market supports.

Our Market Funds
$12 Trillion…

Funding Provided by Securitization
(total outstanding, $bn)

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Total 2019 Private Market Securitizations:
$470 Billion

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November 18, 2021

On October 18th FHFA Acting Director Sandra L. Thompson announced that the temporary use of desktop appraisals, adopted during the Covid-19 crisis, would become an established option. The FHFA is also considering the risks and benefits of the increased use of appraisal waivers, up more than 6.9 times the average level in 2018, as it continues to modernize the appraisal process. Additionally, the FHFA requested industry input on the risks posed by increased use of waivers and automated valuation models (AVMs) and comments on how expanded AVM use could impact racial bias in property valuations. Modernization of the appraisal process is included in the 2022 FHFA Scorecard, which holds the Enterprises "accountable for fulfilling their core mission requirements by promoting sustainable and equitable access to affordable housing and operating in a safe and sound manner."

April 14, 2020

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. And the Fed continues to respond appropriately. On April 9, the Federal Reserve once again drew on its full range of authorities to expand and establish lending facilities to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to stabilize households, communities and businesses of all sizes during the pandemic crisis and to “ensure that the eventual recovery is as vigorous as possible”.

March 20, 2020

Aircraft ABS are currently insulated from coronavirus-related disruption in global travel. Still, a prolonged slowdown in global air traffic would negatively impact aircraft ABS structures.

February 3, 2020

SFA's recent CLO white paper explores balancing crucial lending with financial safety and soundness.

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January 19, 2022

Green auto ABS deals represented $3.5 billion of the $29 billion issuer-designated ESG securitizations in 2021. Proceeds from these deals financed the purchase of green vehicles at Tesla and Toyota, the inaugural issuers of green auto ABS deals, by financing low- or zero-GHG-emissions vehicles.

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December 16, 2021

The Federal Reserve’s Z.1 data report, released on December 9, showed household net worth rose to $145 trillion and now stands 54% above its level five years ago.

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December 9, 2021

Credit ratings activity has been overwhelmingly positive for the U.S. securitization market as upgrades have easily exceeded downgrades, in 2021, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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Elen Callahan

Elen Callahan

Managing Director, Head of Research

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