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Synthetic Securitizations Under Basel I and Basel II

14 July 2008
The Review of Banking & Financial Services
July 2008 - By recognizing a broader variety of credit protection sellers and acceptable collateral than its predecessor, Basel II seems likely to facilitate synthetic securitizations. It also goes further in codifying "operational requirements" that banks must satisfy to reduce riskbased capital on account of these transactions.


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    Senior Counsel
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  • Jon D. Van Gorp
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