Some ABS new asset classes appear to be stalled at the moment, according to an unscientific poll conducted by ASR staff following Standard and Poor's fourth annual New Assets Hot Topics Conference held in New York last week.

The conference covered timeshares, intellectual property, whole and small business, and insurance related transactions. Aside from some buzz over regulation triple X securitizations (see ASR 11/1/04) there was little in the way of new deals in the pipeline to discuss, one source said.

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