While all the stakeholders acknowledge the many positives of the Basel/EU frameworks which were issued in the wake of the great financial crisis when US securitisation played a very negative role.
They also stress its poor track record in terms of amount structured in the EU compared with many other jurisdictions, which suggests some adjustment although no fundamental overhaul is called for. Indeed, the complexity of the product and subsequent regulatory frameworks as well as calibration issues regarding the so-called agency risks are possible explanations.
A weak risk adjusted return on capital is also mentioned notably in the context of the low for long period.
However, fixing this will not consist of mere technical adjustments. Indeed, since securitisation is expected to become a crucial component of the EU continent’s future financial architecture building a strong consensus on the specificities of the risks of the product, and on the appropriate regulatory measures necessary to mitigate them, is necessary, bearing in mind that securitisation products continue to face a stigma.
Recently many initiatives have put the EU securitisation framework on the front of the policy making scene.
These will be the topics that will be touched upon during the session.
Points of discussion
- What is the expected role of securitisation in the EU? What are the key figures that illustrate these stakes?
- How to explain the current reduced use of securitisation in the EU? What are the specific challenges raised by the so-called green securitisation?
- What are the main conclusions of the ESAs joint committee advice? What are the various approaches proposed in the EU to improve the securitisation framework?
What is required to clarify the stakes behind the proposed temporary regulatory approaches?