The European securitization market is expected to expand 15% this year over the estimated volumes predicted for 2005, which could set year-end 2006 volume at 325 billion ($389.2 billion), according to survey results published by the European Securitization Forum.

"Issuers consider securitization to be a reliable, efficient and cost effective funding source, while investors see continued value in the form of higher spreads relative to other fixed-income sectors," said the ESF survey.

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