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Securitizations Are Dead - Long Live Securitizations?

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  • Georg Erber

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After the financial markets slumped worldwide in 2008, securitizations were seen as a major cause of the conflagration. The securitization market dried up because this financial instrument was no longer trusted. At the time, no one thought securitizations had any future as a financial innovation. However, just three years after the financial meltdown, the securitization market in the US has made a recovery, despite its continued systemic risks. There is still no unified regulatory framework nor binding transparency. Hardly anything has been learnt from the financial crisis of 2008.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal DIW Economic Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 3-11

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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwdeb:2011-6-1

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