Analysts at Barclays forecast a total of €46 billion ($61 billion) in publicly-placed European securitization issuance for 2013, according to their mid-year outlook.

They estimated that there was €17.5 billion of publicly-placed deals during the first five months of the year. Issuance totaled €54.5 billion during that period, with the bulk being retained by originators, most likely for the purposes of repo funding with the European Central Bank.

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