Despite improving transaction characteristics for container lease securitizations, the sector still faces some risks that could prevent deals from earning 'A' ratings, Fitch Ratings warns in a research report published today.

Container lease ABS issuance this year is on pace to surpass all-time high 2012 levels of over $2.5 billion. 2013 has already seen six transactions close, totaling $1.73 billion, outpacing last year’s record tally through June.

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