Firms make more info available to RMBS investors, analysts

05/19/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Data-mining techniques are allowing credit bureaus to offer investors and analysts of residential mortgage-backed securities more detailed information about the underlying loans. During the financial crisis, investors often knew too little about the financial products they owned, which heightened fears. "The introduction of consumer-centric data to the market brings increased insight for determining future payment behavior and probability of default," said Ethan Klemperer, general manager of Experian Capital Markets.

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