Basel proposals will hurt European securitization, experts warn

05/13/2013 | (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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