Basel proposals will hurt European securitization, experts warn

05/13/2013 | Risk.net (subscription required)

Market participants are raising concerns about how proposed capital rules will affect Europe's securitization market. "If adopted, these prohibitively excessive capital rules will curtail the use of securitization -- ironically just when policymakers are endorsing it as a tool for promoting growth," said Jim Ahern, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking's global head of securitization.

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