A securitization with poorly originated assets can spread risk over an entire banking system or even the worldwide financial system. One result of the economic crisis has been massive regulation of the US financial markets. But does this federal action address the dark side of securitization or does it paint with too wide a brush? In What to Look for in Securitization Regulation in 2011, Mayer Brown partner Jason Kravitt examines whether instituted and proposed reforms are likely to accomplish their allotted tasks or instead deprive our economy of the benefits that securitization can bring.

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