Mayer Brown announced today that its highly regarded global Structured Finance practice group has launched a blog, Retained Interest. The firm’s newest blog is designed to keep clients informed about recent developments and other issues impacting structured finance transactions or other monetizations of financial assets.

The blog is co-edited by partners Brad Keck, David Ciancuillo and Patrick Scholl. Other regular contributors include partners Christopher Brady, Steven Garden, Julie Gillespie, Haukur Gudmundsson, Jerry Marlatt, Lennine Occhino, Eric Reilly, Jeffrey Taft and Jon Van Gorp.

“From the transition away from LIBOR to technological advancements, there are a number of changing influences on the structured finance market,” said Mr. Keck. “We’ve conceived Retained Interest as a resource for companies and financial institutions to stay current on both recurring issues and the latest developments impacting financial assets and structured finance solutions.”

Mr. Ciancuillo added, “Even with rapid innovation in structured finance, there is no asset type that Mayer Brown securitization lawyers haven’t encountered. The firm is also at the cutting-edge of significant structured finance transactional and consumer regulatory developments. It seemed the right time to launch a holistic platform to share our collective knowledge.”

With more than 100 structured finance lawyers in offices across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, Mayer Brown has one of the largest structured finance practices in the world. The practice is consistently ranked in the top tier by leading legal directories and is one of the most balanced in the industry, with genuine strengths across the entire range of vehicles and asset classes – from mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed commercial paper, trade receivables and payables, credit cards, and auto/equipment loans and leases to IP assets, marketplace loans, renewable energy, whole businesses, and insurance-linked securities.

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