The home stretch to 2009 has begun, and ABS market participants appear to have kicked up their heels in hopes that the new year will bring a rebirth in the securitization space.

Last week, U.S. ABS players gathered at the New York headquarters of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the American Securitization Forum to discuss industry concerns and recommendations for reviving the ABS space after over a year of stalled activity (see story on page 15).

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