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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March 30, 2021

With essentially nine months remaining before issuing securities tied to USD LIBOR creates “safety and soundness risks”, regulators, government officials, and market participants strongly re-committed their efforts to a successful LIBOR transition. We highlight the key points of these developments below and track the progress of SOFR adoption in the securitization markets.

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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March 9, 2021

The latest SFA Research Corner highlights how car manufacturers have been adding full-electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EV) to their lineup to comply with global environmental regulations and to meet rising consumer demand. Pledges by major automakers to become fully electric as well as recent proposals from the Biden administration and lawmakers have the potential to meaningfully boost U.S. sales.

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March 2, 2021

The latest SFA Research Corner looks at the challenges around climate-related disclosures addressed by the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the House Committee on Financial Services over the past few weeks. How these challenges are resolved in the broader markets will ultimately influence on how the structured finance market addresses its own unique ESG-related reporting challenges, an effort led by SFA and its membership.

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February 23, 2021

SFA’s latest Research Corner takes a look at the potential effect of President Biden’s proposed $10,000 federal student loan debt relief on our market. The impact on ABS backed by FFELP loans will depend on the scope of loan forgiveness.

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Elen Callahan

Elen Callahan

Managing Director, Head of Research

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