European securitization players gathering this week at the IMN Global ABS conference in Barcelona, Spain are sure to be looking at how to keep the recent momentum in issuance going.

There are some hurdles that must be jumped before the market returns in earnest. A report published by Moody’s Investors Service on Monday highlighted what investors see as two of the biggest: a lack of liquidity and punitive regulatory costs that continue to make securitization an expensive investment alternative.

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