NEW YORK - Although the market for esoteric asset classes has been under some stress this year - given the tighter credit environment - the sector still draws serious interest, as witnessed last week at Standard & Poor's New Assets Hot Topic Seminar, which drew as many as 75 market participants.

Said a banker during the cocktail reception that followed the afternoon session, "It's not about deal volume, it's about learning how to approach these assets, and people are always going to be interested in that."

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