November 14, 2010
Schwarcz on Securitization
Leverhulme Lecture: The Future of Securitization, by Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University - School of Law, was recently posted on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The securitization of subprime mortgage loans is widely viewed as a root cause of the financial crisis. This lecture balances the costs and benefits of securitization, focusing on what went wrong and on what needs to be fixed to curtail securitization's abuses and make it viable again as an important financing tool. Finally, the lecture examines alternatives to securitization, focusing on covered bonds and comparing and contrasting covered bonds and securitization.
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