Some think the private-label mortgage-backed securities market can make more of a comeback this year due to factors like the agencies’ rising guarantee fees, scarcity of higher-yielding assets for investment and home price appreciation. But others are skeptical.

Credit Suisse vice president Luke Scolastico, whose firm has been buying loans for securitization, said at the Dec. 11, American Securitization Forum sunset seminar, that the securitized market “is not as large as it was but we do think it’s going to continue to grow into next year.”

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