Over the last two years, securitization of operating assets, such as containers, chassis, vehicles, aircraft and railcars, together with short-term leases of the equipment, have led to several billion dollars' worth of asset-backed securities being issued, primarily in Rule 144A transactions.

These transactions involve financing the cash flows from repeated short term leasing of long-lived physical assets, during a time period covering a reasonable percentage of the remaining useful life of the assets.

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