A new system designed to place a monetary value on intellectual property may bring about an increased number of innovative IP asset-backed securities structures, making the securitization of revenue streams from intangible assets such as music royalties and other forms of intellectual property a hot market.

Charlottesville, Va.-based M-CAM, an IP assessment and monetization company, has teamed up with Zurich-based reinsurer Swiss Re New Markets to create a product known as Certified Asset Purchase Price (CAPP). The product, issued to qualified banks, enables IP assets to be used as collateral from companies seeking financing. M-CAM is selling the product, while Swiss Re will provide the insurance to back CAPP.

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