KBRA Releases its Key Takeaways from the SFIG Vegas Conference

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) released a new Structured Finance research report titled “SFIG 2018: Leaving Las Vegas.” The report makes the following key points:

  • The sentiment among the investors and issuers we spoke to at this year’s SFIG conference in Las Vegas was overwhelmingly positive. Credit fundamentals remain solid across the securitized universe and strong investor demand should keep a cap on spreads over the coming months.
  • Deal making was in full swing at this year’s conference, with bankers testing the waters on first time issuers. Based on our current pipeline and our discussions with issuers, we expect the robust primary market activity seen over the past two months to continue well into Q2.
  • The overwhelmingly bullish sentiment, caused some conference attendees to wonder aloud: “What am I missing?”. It’s a fair question, but given the financial health of the U.S. consumer, tight labor markets, moderate inflation, and synchronized global economic growth, we’re hard pressed to point to any near-term catalyst to derail this seemingly Goldilocks era for securitized credit.

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KBRA is a full service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

Contacts

Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Analytical:
Brian Ford, CFA, 646-731-2329
Structured Finance Research
bford@kbra.com

Contacts

Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Analytical:
Brian Ford, CFA, 646-731-2329
Structured Finance Research
bford@kbra.com