1. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American ...
  2. Credit Default Swaps: What Happens In A Credit ...

    The credit crisis of 2008 prompted important changes to the settlement of credit ...
  3. CDOs And The Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  4. The CMO issuer redirects the loan payments from the mortgages and distributes both the interest and principal to the investors in the pool.

    CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

    The concept of collateralizing and structured financing predates the market for collateralized ...
  5. Dissecting The Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse

    Learn how a deadly mix of greed and leverage cost investors millions.
  6. The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  1. What is a tranche?

    "Tranche" is actually a French word meaning "slice" or "portion". In the world of investing, it is used to describe a security ...
  2. Who bears the risk of bad debts in securitization?

    Bad debts arise when borrowers default on their loans. This is one of the primary risks associated with securitized assets, ...
  3. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized ...

    Both collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and collateralized bond obligations (CBOs) are similar in that investors ...
  4. What is securitization?

    Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming ...
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