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Loss Allocation in Securitization Transactions

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  • Franke, Günter
  • Herrmann, Markus
  • Weber, Thomas

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This paper analyzes the loss allocation to first, second, and third loss positions in European collateralized debt obligation transactions. The quality of the underlying asset pool plays a predominant role for the loss allocation. A lower asset pool quality induces the originator to take a higher first loss position, but, in a synthetic transaction, a smaller third loss position. The share of expected default losses, borne by the first loss position, is largely independent of asset pool quality but lower in securitizations of corporate loans than in those of corporate bonds. Originators with a good rating and low Tobin’s Q prefer synthetic transactions.

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  • Franke, Günter & Herrmann, Markus & Weber, Thomas, 2012. "Loss Allocation in Securitization Transactions," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 47(5), pages 1125-1153, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jfinqa:v:47:y:2012:i:05:p:1125-1153_00
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    1. Gauthier, Laurent, 2019. "Securitization Structures and Security Design," MPRA Paper 95168, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Krahnen, Jan Pieter & Wilde, Christian, 2017. "Skin-in-the-game in ABS transactions: A critical review of policy options," SAFE White Paper Series 46, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE.
    3. Deku, Solomon Y. & Kara, Alper & Marqués-Ibáñez, David, 2019. "Do reputable issuers provide better-quality securitizations?," Working Paper Series 2236, European Central Bank.
    4. Guo, Guixia & Wang, Frank Yong & Wei, Xu, 2014. "Optimal tranching with diverse beliefs," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 124(2), pages 222-226.
    5. Wojtowicz, Marcin, 2014. "CDOs and the financial crisis: Credit ratings and fair premia," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 1-13.
    6. Sascha Tobias Wengerek & Benjamin Hippert & André Uhde, 2019. "Risk allocation through securitization - Evidence from non-performing loans," Working Papers Dissertations 58, Paderborn University, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

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    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage

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