Research Corner

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

Publications

August 3, 2020

Although the monthly enrollment rate has slowed significantly, the percentage of accounts in payment relief programs rose to unprecedented levels in May and remained at elevated levels in June. The take-up rate differs by asset class – mortgages, autos, and personal loans have higher participation rates than bankcards.

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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Industry News

August 4, 2020

The Federal Reserve’s Senior Loan Officer Survey on Bank Lending Practices reports that more banks have tightened credit lending standards for residential, commercial and consumer loans and are also less willing to make consumer installment loans.

Industry News

May 8, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to damper the US economy, some investors are concerned that the safety found in Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) are fleeting. The economic downturn had increased the risk of interest and principal payments being cut off for some of these investment-grade CLOs and the notes at risk have ratings as high as the A tier.

Industry News

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”.

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Elen Callahan

Managing Director, Head of Research