The long-troubled loan originator Conseco Inc. is mounting a so-far successful return to the securitization markets following a dismal first quarter, but some of its proposed actions have market participants buzzing.

Lehman Brothers Inc. last week announced that it would bring a $705 million offering of manufactured housing loans to the asset-backed market, in what may be the first in several deals to liquidate some of Conseco's roughly $3.5 billion portfolio.

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