NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a recap of the SFVegas 2020 conference held in Las Vegas on February 23-26. The main takeaways were:
- The overall tone of the conference was optimistic, despite plunging equity prices and falling yields throughout the three-day event, due to fears over the coronavirus.
- Some of the general themes across all securitized asset classes included the expectation for robust new issue supply during the first half of the year, as issuers capitalize on the current low yield and tight spread environment. However, uncertainty over November’s presidential election has tempered supply expectations in second half of 2020.
- Another consequence of the low yield and tight spread environment is that many of the investors we spoke with have been forced to move down the capital stack and into more esoteric corners of the market in order to meet their yield targets.
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Brian Ford, CFA, Structured Finance Research
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