Australian securitizers have poured around A$8.5 billion (U.S.$4.39 billion) into the domestic and global markets since the beginning of the year, adding significantly to the diversity of assets as they did so.

A number of trends held firm, not least the tendency towards bigger deals in the domestic market as Australian Mortgage Securities, a subsidiary of ABN AMRO, testified. The financier's A$1.3 billion ARMS II Fund XI, announced and yet to price as this issue went to press, was its biggest yet and fell only slightly short of the A$1.45 billion domestic record set by RAMS Mortgage Corp. in November.

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