Securitization: Underwriters and Investors

Securitization: Underwriters and Investors

Intuition Publishing Pty Ltd
Updated Sep 25, 2020

Two major types of market participant at the end of the securitization process are underwriters and investors. Underwriters are typically investment and commercial banks, while conservative investors such as banks and investment funds make up the bulk of ABS security holders. Here we explore the role and responsibilities of underwriters and the key characteristics and challenges of investors in asset-backed securities.