The consumer ABS space may have performed well through the worst of the crisis, but panelists discussing opportunities in non-mortgage ABS at the American Securitization Forum’s (ASF) 2010 gathering reminded its audience that uncertainty, fostered by new and potential regulations, could stand in the way of a more robust recovery.

Issuance in consumer ABS hit $250 billion last year, about half of 2008. The total will be similar in 2010, while maturities this year will reach $130 million, according to Michael Antonicelli, portfolio manager at Fortis Investment Management.

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