The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision’s second consultative document to revise Basel III’s securitization framework, releasee a few days before Christmas, has not received the significant attention it deserves.

Given the securitization market is reviving with a strength not seen since Lazarus’ resurrection, securitization rules eventually to come from his consultative document are extremely important for banks and anyone investing in securitized products.  Because of the important role that securitized products such as mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities can play in injecting liquidity into an economy, European governments in particular are interested in increasing securitizations’ issuance.

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