The European securitization market is in for a busy last four months of the year, said market sources, with a number of transactions across all asset classes slated for pricing before the close of the year.

According to Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, though issuance in August has remained true to tradition - not beating the historical summer slowdown - overall numbers for 2003 already exceed the e100 billion (US$112.7 billion) mark. And the positive growth in deal flow has led a number of investment houses to reconsider year-end volume predictions, plumping up figures by at least 10%.

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