NEW YORK-Securitization professionals have become much more comfortable with the intricacies involving deals backed by insurance premiums in recent years, which helps explain why deal volumes in that asset class have climbed to $2.8 billion so far this year.

Better structuring techniques and possible regulatory changes might coax a lot more deals out of the asset class than in previous years, said several market professionals at the Bond Market Association's Insurance and Risk-Linked Securities Conference held here last week. According to ASR's deal database, just $529.5 million in ABS secured by insurance premiums were completed in 2005.

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