How To: Understand a securitization

Understand a securitization

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand a securitization. This is a type of structured finance that has three key elements. the first is that there is a pooling of credit sensitive assets. In pooling the assets, you introduce diversification. The second element is to transfer credit risk to the third party and make rules around whether there has been a true transfer of credit risk. The third element in this is trenching of liabilities. This means when cash flows are transferred to a special purpose vehicle and is put into liabilities that are transferred to investors. Learning these terms can help you better understand finance and better invest your money.

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