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Paperback | $23.00 Text | £15.95 | ISBN: 9780262611633 | 199 pp. | 6 x 9 in | July 2000

A Primer on Securitization


Gathering fourteen lectures by the pioneers of securitization and by current practitioners—from Freddie Mac, Paine Webber, JP Morgan, Chrysler, McKinsey & Co., and other major players—A Primer on Securitization introduces readers to America's newest system of raising capital: what it is, how it operates, and what difference securitization makes.

The securitization process bypasses financial intermediaries that have historically collected deposits and loaned them to those seeking funds, and links borrowers directly to money and capital markets. Authoritative and practical, these lectures show how securitization was developed to fill a gap in financial markets. They discuss the nature and causes of the market imperfections that made securitization a valuable source of funds, and describe how securitization has linked local mortgage markets with international capital markets. Readers will gain a broad perspective of the different parties—the borrower, the loan originator, the servicer, the rating agency, the special purpose vehicle, the credit enhancer, the underwriter, and the investor—as well as a detailed analysis of how these parties relate to one another.


" A Primer on Securitization does a very good job of explaining what securitization is, how it is accomplished, and what difference it makes. The coverage of the book is impressive, ranging from the basics of securitization to more recent developments in international markets, to the effect of the process on monetary control. The chapters are informative, and are written by many of the top names in the field. An excellent book." Maureen O"Hara , R.W. Purcell Professor of Finanace, Cornell University