Although European lenders are moving toward harmonizing CMBS reporting standards, a further breakdown of the variations dictated by different jurisdictions is still needed before the market reaches U.S. reporting clarity, investors said at the recent Geneva ABS Summit.

According to the latest Fitch Ratings report on European CMBS surveillance, reporting standards for comparable transactions in the U.S. are much higher. Fitch added that the limited transparency across the European market has stifled its evolution, as many investors require more information before they commit to purchase.

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