BARCELONA Plagued by tight spreads, participants in the global ABS market are searching for new structures and asset classes to bring about more profitable deals.

That was a common theme among speakers at Information Management Network's global ABS summit held here last week. While the lament over tight spreads is hardly novel, the tone has changed somewhat from last year's gathering, with attendees appearing more resigned to easy money, as they shift their energies from playing by the rules to altering them.

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