The results of the inaugural SF Market Opinion survey conducted by Standard & Poor's were released last week. Not surprisingly, SPE consolidation is not the route of choice for any of the parties seeking the increased disclosure demanded by today's scandal-plagued markets. (see ASF comment p. 5)

The effect of SPE consolidation would likely be a stunting of growth in securitization markets - as it would impact the economics of certain securitizations - potentially passing on increased costs to consumers.

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