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Markit Structured Finance Indices

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This column discusses current trends in Islamic finance, which accounts for more than $800 billion worth of assets worldwide. The industry faces a number of challenges, including economic and legal bottlenecks, banking concerns, and unharmonised financial regulations, but most of them arise from the industry’s infancy. Islamic finance’s long-term prospects seem promising. Since the summer of 2007, the global financial system has undergone a period of dramatic turbulence, which has caused a widespread reassessment of risk in both developed and emerging economies. The global financial turbulence appears to have had a limited ...
whose value and income payments are derived from and collateralized (or "backed") by a specified pool of underlying assets . The pool of assets is typically a group of small and illiquid assets that are unable to be sold individually. Pooling the assets into financial instruments allows them to be sold to general investors, a process called securitization , and allows the risk of investing in the underlying assets to be diversified because each security will represent a fraction of the total value of the diverse pool of underlying assets. The pools of underlying assets can include common payments from credit cards, ...
Published: February 24, 2010  COMENTARIO DEL BLOGGER: LOS BANCOS, PRINCIPALMENTE FRANCESES QUE FINANCIARON LA CUANTIOSA DEUDA GRIEGA, ENTRARON AL MERCADO DE CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS (CDS) A CUBRIRSE ANTE EL MUY PROBABLE DEFAULT, Y ESTO ABONA  A LA ESPECULACIÓN Y PRECIPITA LAS DIFICULTADES DEL PAIS PARA SALIR ADELANTE YA QUE LOS BANCOS GANAN SI GRECIA DEFAULTEA. Banks Bet Greece Defaults on Debt They Helped Hide                       Echoing the kind of trades that nearly toppled the American International Group , the increasingly popular insurance against the risk of a Greek default is making it harder for Athens to raise the money ... market research, surveys and trends
The Relation of Structured Finance to Subprime | 66speeds
To ensure a continuous supply of credit to home buyers, government sponsored agencies such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae were chartered to purchase mortgages originated by local banks, provided they satisfy certain size and credit quality requirements. Mortgages conforming to these requirements are repackaged by these agencies into mortgagebacked securities, and resold in capital markets with the implicit guarantee of the U.S. government. In contrast, mortgages that do not conform to size restrictions or borrower credit quality standards, are not eligible for purchase by the government-sponsored enterprises and are ... market research, surveys and trends


The European ABS Market
Feb 27, 2009 ... Northern Rock agreed to provide £14 billion of fresh mortgages between 2009 and 2010. ... Markit's structured finance indices ... US National Home Price Index was 18 percent through the last quarter of 2008. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Economics of Structured Finance Working Paper
structured finance products, surpassing the 32 percent of revenues from their ..... Additional information on the Markit ABX indices, including pricing, ... three quarters of 2005, $25-$40 billion of structured finance products were ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
S&P/Experian Index Confirms Declining Trend of Default Rates
Data through June 2010, released today by Standard & Poor's and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, show that the monthly default rates declined for all five credit lines. Defaulting balances of bank card loans were 8.8% in June, down from 8.9% in May. First and second mortgage default rates were 3.3% and 2.4% respectively, with first mortgage default rates declining 5.0% from last month and 45.2% from a year ago. Auto loan defaults were 1.7% in June, down from 1.8% in May. "The consumer credit picture shows encouraging progress ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Petronas Sukuk Stage Record Rally on DBS, Fidelity Demand: Islamic Finance
Islamic bonds are set for a second straight record gain this month, luring funds without religious requirements from the U.S., Europe and Israel. The yield on Petronas’ 4.25 percent notes maturing in 2014 dropped 40 basis points in July to 3.13 percent and reached the lowest level since the bonds were sold in August 2009, prices from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc show. They returned 6 percent this year, 1.7 percent in July and 1.4 percent in June. DBS Asset Management Ltd. of Singapore, Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts, and Frankfurt-based Union Investment, which don’t specialize in Islamic debt and aren’t bound ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


US ABS Market Review
Aug 3, 2009 ... The Markit structured finance indices and single name CDS of ABS rallied in July . Prices increased across the board, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Ex-Im Bank :: India Portal
(about $240 billion in debt-financing) in total investment is necessary to achieve its Eleventh Plan. The Plan, released in December 2006 for the period 2007-2012, includes projections for power, roads and bridges, telecommunications, railways, irrigation, water supply and sanitation, ports, airports, storage, and gas. U.S. exporters that supply goods and services related to these sectors will find many opportunities in the Indian market. Ex-Im Bank and the U.S. Commercial Service in India have identified and published on this web site potential sales opportunities that may be of interest to U.S. exporters . In addition, you ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investment: What are MITTS and how do you buy them?
Market Index Target-term Securities (MITTS), also known as equity-linked notes, are essentially bonds linked to an index or a series of stocks. MITTS investments are designed to do two things: 1) limit an investor's downside risk while 2) producing a return that's tied to the performance of a group of stocks. Initially created by Merrill Lynch, MITTS are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The enticing aspect of MITTS is that no matter what the outcome of the stock, investors are guaranteed to get their money back come maturity time. Should the stocks rise higher, investors ...
Personal Investment & Financial Planning Q`s: Structured Deposits ...
A structured deposit is essentially a combination of a deposit and an investment product, where the return is dependent on the performance of some underlying financial instrument. Typical financial instruments linked to such deposits include market indices, equities, interest rates, fixed-income instruments, foreign exchange or a combination of these. Structured deposits have some important characteristics that distinguish them from traditional deposits. In the case of fixed deposits, the returns and maturity periods are fixed. Structured deposits on the other hand have variable returns, and in some cases, variable maturities as ...