Coventree Capital Group, a small Toronto-based investment bank, plays a unique role in the Canadian asset-backed securities market as the only independently-owned provider of securitization services.

"All the providers of securitization services other than Coventree are owned by one of Canada's large banks," explained David Ellins, a partner at Coventree and an originator of the ABS industry in Canada. "Many customers would rather not turn over their credit and collection policies, their historical data, their special product features and other competitively-sensitive information to their competitors."

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