Disposal finished for most SIV-held assets, analysts say

07/7/2009 | Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Fitch Ratings analysts said 95% of the roughly $400 billion in assets held in structured investment vehicles at their peak in July 2007 have been disposed as the SIVs wound down. "Although substantial, the asset disposals have been relatively orderly over the past two years. As the oversupply of assets from the SIV sector is removed, this is one less factor weighing on structured finance valuations," said Glenn Moore of the European structured-credit team at Fitch.

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