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Why are securitization issues tranched?

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Securitisations usually involve creating multiple tranches of a single issue with different characteristics, placed on the market as separate securities. Various theoretical explanations have been advanced to explain such tranching. This paper provides the first systematic testing of such theories using a proprietary database of over 5000 separate tranches in European securitisations raising a total of $1 trillion. We find support for asymmetric information and market segmentation explanation...

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Publisher:
University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2005-03-01
Paper number:
2005-FE-04
Pubs id:
1144212
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pubs:1144212
Deposit date:
2020-12-15

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