On 16 February, the ASF held a briefing for members on securitisation market perspectives for 2021.
Moderated by Jennifer Hellerud (Director - Head of Securitisation (Australia), RBC Capital Markets), attendees heard from leading securitisation market researchers - Ken Hanton (Director - Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank) and Alexander Batchvarov (Head of International Structured Finance Research, BofA Merrill Lynch) on a range of topics which included:
- Australian securitisation market response to the challenges of 2020 and what to expect in 2021
- Key themes from 2020 in Europe and the UK and the impact of Brexit
- Asian outlook
Securitisation demand to rally amid low spreads, high liquidity
By Jennifer Hellerud
Published March 3, 2021 | 3 min read
Measures by governments and regulators to cushion their economies from the COVID-19 pandemic helped ease the impact of the health crisis on the global securitisation market in 2020. Low interest rates and a surfeit of liquidity should keep spreads tight in 2021 and fuel demand for a rebound in issuance.
Moderated by Jennifer Hellerud, Director and Head of Securitisation (Australia) at RBC Capital Markets, the panelists at the Australian Securitisation Forum’s (ASF) Market Perspectives 2021 briefing reviewed the challenges of 2020 and surveyed the 2021 landscape for securitisation markets in Australia and Europe.
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