Barclays Capital's largest Europe-based ABS investor clients can expect their ABS portfolios to grow at a weighted average of 10% for the next 12 months, according to the bank's third annual European ABS investor survey. That represents a decline from last year's result.

"However, as many investors have put reinvestments on hold and are retaining cash from redemptions, we believe that growth in European ABS demand for 2008 is approximately 10% to 15%," wrote the report's authors, Hans Vrensen, director of European securitization research at Barclays Capital and analyst Anca Badea.

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