Either as a spur or a hindrance to structured finance, regulations remain the dominant theme of our industry (and, by extension this magazine) in 2014.

For our cover story on the securitization of trade finance — an asset class quite literally the size of the globe — Felipe Ossa examines how regulations, notably Basel III, are leading banks to consider issuing deals backed by these assets on either a funded or synthetic basis. The deals Lighthouse and Trade MAPS last year brought more attention to trade finance than it’s gotten in a while. There’s more to come.

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