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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October 27, 2021

As the broader shipping industry continues to be buffeted by supply chain complexities, container lease ABS have been buoyed by the rebound in global trade as demand for shipping containers has kept lease rates at all-time highs.

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October 21, 2021

New-issue activity in September reached $92 billion, the strongest month of issuance for non-agency RMBS, CMBS, ABS and CLOs, to date in 2021. Another $23 billion issued in the first two weeks of October helped volume reach $710 billion, surpassing in under 10 months the level reached for the entire year of 2019

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September 15, 2021

Close to 9 million Americans still impacted by pandemic-related unemployment saw the end of benefits on Labor Day. Federal Reserve research suggests that this support, while it was available, was used to pay down debt and stay current on bills.

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Elen Callahan

Elen Callahan

Managing Director, Head of Research

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