NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions
Fitch Ratings has updated its special report describing the representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms (RW&Es) the agency typically sees in structured finance (SF) transactions.
The report has been updated to include the 'typical' RW&Es that Fitch sees in U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Servicer Advance Receivables Trust (SART) transactions. The 'typical' RW&Es for SART transactions were derived from reviewing the documentation of recent transactions that Fitch views as representative of the asset class thus defining what the agency regards as 'similar securities,' which will be used as the basis for comparisons in Fitch transaction-level reports.
The SEC's adoption of Rule 17g-7 requires Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations to include in credit reports a description of the RW&Es available to investors and compare them to 'similar securities.'
The definitions of 'typical' RW&Es are expected to remain somewhat fluid as industry standards in many areas of structured finance continue to evolve. Fitch intends to update this report periodically and, in particular, the various asset-level appendices, to reflect the developments in standards.
The full report, 'Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions,' is available at 'www.fitchratings.com', or by clicking on the link.
Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.