Anil is responsible for the structured finance section of IFR, providing coverage for the real-time IFR Markets news service as well as the IFR Magazine. He re-joined Thomson Reuters IFR in May 2011 after spending seven years on Informa Global Markets’ real-time European ABS product. Anil’s initial stint at Thomson Reuters began in 1997 on a two-year graduate trainee scheme, followed by four and a half years at IFR reporting on medium term notes/commercial paper and structured finance.
European and international regulators were in focus once again at the end of last week, as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) called for input on the state of the sector in a wide-reaching survey.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have launched a survey of the securitisation market with the aim of understanding how the sector is evolving in different parts of the world.
In a move some will see as a return to the bad old days of structured credit, Goldman Sachs is hoping to sell a highly complex transaction that blurs the lines between covered bonds and securitisations.