The weather in Las Vegas at the end of January was cold and grey, but attendees at the American Securitization Forum (ASF) conference saw mostly clear skies ahead.

Michael Binz, a managing director at Standard & Poor’s, said the degree of enthusiasm in the securitization market was where it had not been in years. “A year ago, the mood was starkly different,” he said at one of the opening panels. “There were fewer investors participating, supply was rapidly diminishing and regulatory uncertainty was stifling market activity.”

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