It's been a very active year for non-traditional ABS. Almost $19bn in issuance year to date; higher than the full year in this space for any year since 2007, according to figures reported by Barclays.

The total for 2012 could come in somewhere between $20 and $25bn marking a very active year for the sector, in 2007 total volume in the space came in at just abouve $29bn. ASR caught up with panelists who will speak at next week's esoteric ABS panel at Information Management Network's  ABS East conference, to discuss the reason behind the growing volume in the space, how the esoteric  ABS sector is focused currently and where it is expected to focus in 2013.

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