Regulatory relief remains uncertain, but there's plenty to celebrate as some more esoteric asset classes, such as franchise fees and aircraft leases, move into the mainstream, while others, such as nonprime RMBS, are starting to revive.
MJX CEO Hans Christensen thinks the $500 billion market lacks the heft to influence lawmakers or regulators; he says any relief from rules requiring "skin in the game" of deals will have to benefit other asset classes as well.
U.K. authorities are years away from phasing out the London Interbank Offered Rate, but Conning's Paul Norris is urging the industry to pick up the pace on alternative benchmarks now that it's a matter of "when," not "if."
RREEF America, the real estate investment unit of Deutsche Asset Management, is securitizing an unusual mix of speculative-grade project finance and corporate in a debut $431.3 million collateralized debt obligation.
New issuance of U.S. collateralized loan obligations reached $11.9 billion across 24 deals, taking year-to-date volume past $72.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters LPC. The eight-month total is higher than the total issuance for all of 2016.
Race Point IX CLO, a 2015 vintage deal, follows four other refinancings that Bain has completed for its Race Point, Avery Point and former Cavalry issuance platforms; Bain has also refinanced a Euro CLO.