Growth and innovation are set to be major themes in the Australian asset-backed markets again this year, following bullish forecasts from the major rating agencies and further evidence of growing sophistication among issuers.

Moody's Investors Service expects the overall volume of structured finance issuance to grow by 14% during calendar 2002, to A$32 billion, compared to the A$28.2 billion achieved last year. Although strong, the growth rate will be well down from the 34%, from A$21.1 billion to A$28.2 billion, recorded between 2000 and 2001.

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