Following a strong September in terms of asset-backed securities issuance, market participants are ready to relax for a while at the Information Management Network's ABS East conference being held this week in the Bahamas.

After all tallies are in, about $30 billion in issuance is expected to have been placed in September. "I think we're going to wind up finishing the month with somewhere in the neighborhood of $26 billion of public and I guess a ballpark of $5 billion of 144A," said Alex Roever, head of ABS research at Banc One Capital Markets.

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