Navigating the European Rules and Regulations.

Synthetic securitization has had a rocky ride in Europe.  2004-2005 was the high watermark.  The financial crisis almost killed off the market, before a gradual recovery began. In 2018, there were 49 European synthetic securitization deals, reaching a post-crisis record of EUR 105 billion.


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The European Banking Authority (the “EBA”) has recently launched a public consultation on its proposals to create a simple, transparent and standardised (“STS”) framework for synthetic securitisations, as set out in its Draft Report on STS Framework for Synthetic Securitisation published on 24 September 2019 (the “Discussion Paper”), which can be found here.  While