Bad news continues to hit the ABS sector. Nonetheless, in these times of economic stress, securitization could still be used as a viable financing tool. But how can investors be lured back?
"We remain convinced that despite some of the recent problems, there is a macroeconomic benefit of securitization providing efficient credit to consumers and corporations," said Hans Vrensen, director of European securitization research at Barclays Capital. "Since we are talking about structured finance, we are convinced that through creativity, determination and cooperation, structures will adequately address investors' concerns and restart those markets that are now stalled."