Standard & Poor’s Launches New Data Feed Delivering U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Loan-Level Data

New York (PRWEB) October 28, 2009

Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS), an analytics and research unit separate from S&P’s ratings business that delivers solutions to help investors perform greater due diligence on the financial instruments in their portfolios, today announced the availability of a new data feed for investors that can help them evaluate exposure and risk in the U.S. RMBS market.

Standard & Poor’s Global Data Solutions — U.S. RMBS Edition provides investors with loan-level subprime loan performance data, as well as Alternative-A, Prime Jumbo and additional collateral types. The data feed’s granular loan-level data includes static origination details as well as dynamic performance data, including delinquency status, current balance, current interest rate and more. Robust data quality standards and metrics have been established to maximize the accuracy of the data. The monthly data feed will provide users with detailed performance information within a few days of availability. Additionally, Standard & Poor’s is planning to include in the feed the American Securitization Forum’s ASF LINC, a unique loan identifier applied at the loan level and intended to help identify and track mortgages throughout their lifetime as they are bought, sold, and securitized.

“In today’s environment, it is essential for investors to have access to granular and timely loan-level data,” said David Goldstein, Managing Director. “Because S&P collects much of this information for our own research and analysis, we recognized that we could further assist investors track month-to-month loan performance, identify loan default trends, and monitor performance pools at a deal-level by giving them access to Standard & Poor’s Global Data Solutions –U.S. RMBS data.”

The U.S. RMBS Edition is available through Standard & Poor’s Global Data Solutions, a robust data platform that brings together a comprehensive series of discrete data classes for investors and third-party distributors. Investors can select the type of feed they would like to receive based on their individual needs: the universe feed or a deal-based or loan-based sub-set of the U.S. RMBS Edition.

For more information, please call toll free 1-877-SPCLIENT, Option 2 or send an email to

About Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world’s foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor’s is an essential part of the world’s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for nearly 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit

About Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services

Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services delivers a portfolio of products and services to investors that serve the global financial markets by providing market intelligence and analytic insight for risk driven investment analysis, including for the debt, structured finance, derivative, and credit markets.

Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services are performed separately from any other analytic activity of Standard & Poor’s. The unit has no access to non- public information received by other units of Standard & Poor’s. Standard & Poor’s does not trade on its own account.

Media Contact:

Michael Privitera

Standard & Poor’s Communications


# # #

One Weak Sector of the Commercial Real Estate Market Has Begun to Turn Around, Despite U.S. Economic Sluggishness

Clearwater, FL (Vocus) October 18, 2010

This year the number of hotels being sold, as a percentage of investment volume within the CRE property sector has increased from below 8% at the peak of the market to over 10%. But more than one-third of hotel transactions that closed through the end of last summer involved distressed conditions, such as foreclosures, auctions or short sales. But the numbers alone can be misleading.

According to Ira J. Friedman, COO of Guardian Solutions, a commercial loan restructuring firm specializing in various segments within the commercial real estate market, they have seen a significant and steady increase in the number of hotel owners facing imminent foreclosure that are able to save their properties.

This latest trend is an indication to us that commercial real estate may be finally on the right path to mend itself. Lenders and special servicers that we work with closely seem more willing to restructure, workout or negotiate discounted buyouts than they did in the past; specifically, there was $ 1.29 billion in distressed properties that sold off in the first half of 2010, compared with $ 1.04 billion in first-half 2009, said Friedman.

Data from Smith Travel Research released recently shows U.S. hotel occupancy rose more than two percentage points in the first five months of this year from the same period last year, to 54.7%. However, there is no doubt that many commercial properties such as hotels remain very deeply in debt and will require a restructuring of some kind if they are to make it.

One hotel owner who was able to save his distressed property with the aid of a commercial loan restructuring firm was Tom LaSalle, owner of LaSalle Management Limited II, who had this to say, From the time they accepted my case until the closing resolution, I found Guardian Solutions to be a very professional, goal-oriented firm that demonstrated a high level of expertise in the financial field throughout our presentations and negotiations. Two months prior to Guardian Solutions closing resolution on my case I could not have anticipated such a positive result.

But the picture is not all wine and roses for the industry; the situation remains difficult for commercial property owners with hotel loans that are coming due in 2012, many of which were originated when hotel values (commercial real estate values) were much higher than today.

The basis to any successful workout negotiation is ensuring that it is a win-win for both the property owner and the lenderthe difficulty arises in creating a clear view of what is at stake for both parties as well as how they both can make the best of a tough situation with the most favorable terms, added Friedman.

According to Foresight Analytics, of the $ 5.1 billion in securitized mortgages that are coming due in 2012, a whopping 64.5% are currently underwater. Those properties not generating enough revenue to cover their interest payments represent 42.2% of that balance due in 2012.

This pending debt foreshadows more turbulent times before any real recovery for the hotel sector takes hold; hotel owners would be well advised to take immediate steps to save their properties through a comprehensive loan restructuring plan sooner rather than later.

While we expect the hotel industry to eventually come back strong, I would advise any hotel owner facing an untenable balloon payment, or already in default to act aggressively now to keep his property by engaging a reputable commercial loan restructuring firm to represent the property, added Jeramie P. Concklin, CEO for Guardian Solutions.

About Guardian Solutions

Guardian Solutions is the one of nations largest commercial loan restructuring companies and is committed to helping commercial property owners save their properties. The companys knowledgeable mitigators are experienced in a variety of disciplines to provide customized restructuring solutions. For more information, visit


Jamie Sene

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Guardian Solutions



# # #

Related Securitization Press Releases

U.S. Housing Market: Money Mornings 3-Step Plan Revives Dead Housing

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 08, 2011

Its been more than 4 years since the 2007 housing collapse, and the U.S. housing market is still a disaster.

Nearly 2 million homes are empty. Foreclosures are rampant. Lenders are trying to shift their surplus onto any stray homebuyers they can find.

And if the U.S. housing market isn’t fixed soon, it’s going to drag the rest of the economy down into a hellish bottom that will take years, if not decades, to crawl out of.

Its a good thing someone is finally stepping up to the plate: Legendary investor Shah Gilani.

You may be familiar with Gilani from his many appearances on Fox Business and CNBC but if youre not hes a rare commodity.

As a retired hedge fund manager who’s willing to share the secrets of what goes on behind Wall Street’s “velvet rope,” Gilani is able to spot the stock market’s hottest profit opportunities.

And since he’s no longer part of the Wall Street power structure, Gilani is also willing to show investors how to capitalize as a top editor for Money Morning, one of the nations leading free investment newsletters.

In this new report, Gilani proposes a 3-step plan to end the crisis in the housing market in the U.S.

He calls this a modest proposal but truth be told its pretty bold. After all, hes making some very tough demands of Wall Street, Fannie, Freddie and the federal government

And they all begin with the thing that matter most – money.

As Gilani says, Without the ability to finance home purchases, we’re only going to sink deeper and deeper into the black hole.

You see, Gilani continues, theres no arguing the fact that bad financing – securitization – got us into this mess. Forget all the arguments about how loan factories spun out no-doc liar loans, or how buyers were equally complicit in perpetrating mass fraud. At the end of the day, the truth that matters is that securitization financed the whole scheme.

While housing market predictions may look dire, Gilani can bring those forecasts back into the black in just three steps.

One thing is for sure: Contrary to the naysayers despite the political pandering in the face of rampant procrastination – hes going to go down trying.

You can learn all of Shah Gilanis bold ideasincluding the three steps to save the U.S. housing market in his latest article: The Dying U.S. Housing Market: Three Easy Steps Revive Housing.

(**) Please feel free to repost this story on your website, including a link to the original article on Money Morning only the investment news you can profit from.

Money provides valuable investment research and analysis by top industry and market experts to its more than 650,000 readers everyday – offering unique insights on new market trends and little-known companies and industries, while showing readers the truth behind todays largest business stories.


William Patalon III

Executive Editor


F&D Reports/Creditntell Publish Update on U.S. Retailers Bank Debt & Liquidity

Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) November 10, 2011

Industry-leading credit consulting firm Information Clearinghouse Inc. (ICI), through its divisions F&D Reports and Creditntell, are pleased to announce the release of its Bank Debt & Liquidity Update, an annual report for financial executives looking to keep an eye on the access to cash available relative to the retailers and wholesalers with which they partner.

During the first half of fiscal 2011, banks purportedly continued to ease lending standards. Historically low interest rates are driving lending activity, as corporations issue new debt to refinance higher-yielding debt and, to a lesser extent, return capital to shareholders. Compared to historical levels, nonetheless, access to credit remains tight, and most corporations are still not borrowing to fund new investments or expansion. More than ever, retailers are moving to refinance their bank facilities, and these re-financings are serving as key indicators of their financial health.

To that end, the Bank Debt & Liquidity Update provides bank facility maturity schedules for ICIs monitored companies, separated by industry segment, with a summary of the credit agreements as well as key debt protection and liquidity metrics and short-term debt maturities through 2012. For each company, the report provides the maturity date, maximum borrowings, percent available, cash availability, TTM interest coverage, securitization, accounts payable, percent inventory financed by vendors, A/P one-day average, DPO and other term loans or notes coming due in the next year. The report also lists upcoming public bond maturities and bank facility maturities for more than 60 privately held retail sector companies.

Staying on top of upcoming maturities can prove crucial in assessing retailers and wholesalers’ financial health as well as anticipating defaults. The 2010 Bank Debt & Liquidity Update highlighted A&Ps looming $ 157.0 million convertible note maturity on June 15, 2011; A&P subsequently filed Chapter 11 in December 2010, citing this upcoming maturity as part of its rationale for filing. Roundys Supermarkets retired a $ 54.0 million term loan that matured on November 3, 2011 and will need to deal with the November 2012 maturity of its $ 95.0 million revolver. HCA continues to face a series of debt maturities over the next three calendar years, including $ 1.40 billion in notes and term loans coming due in 2012. Other major retailers announcing recent re-financings include: BI-LO, Burlington Coat Factory, Rite Aid, Target, Sears Holding Corp., Safeway, AutoZone, AmerisourceBergen, Bass Pro Shops, Big Lots, Cabelas, Cardinal Health, Compass Group, Core-Mark, Family Dollar, Neiman Marcus, Toys R Us and Winn-Dixie.

Commenting on the Bank Debt & Liquidity Update, Lawrence Sarf, CEO of ICI, stated, Cash is, as always, King, and access to favorable borrowing is the Crown Prince that serves him. Every business experiences opportunities and unexpected pitfalls; both of those situations require immediate access to capital in order to provide the smoothest path forward. Conversely, the inability to take full advantage of opportunities, retire expensive debt, forward-buy low priced goods, or ramp up capex in preparation for a turning economy is the recipe for failure. Knowing what your customer or competitor has in relation to what they are going to need gives you a clear advantage. Every financial executive with an interest in retail should have this comprehensive report nearby as a ready reference.

Information Clearinghouse, Inc. (publisher of F&D Reports, Creditntell, & FDARMS) is a comprehensive retail credit consulting firm specializing in the analysis of public and private companies in numerous retail segments. The focus of its analysis is to deliver the key intelligence today’s busy credit executive needs to make a highly informed decision without sifting through pages of non-essential data. F&D Reports and Creditntell actively monitor retailers such as Kroger, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Toys “R” Us, BJ’s Wholesale, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bon-Ton Stores, and Macy’s. To learn more, visit the websites at,,


Related Securitization Press Releases

New Write-up on Nationalization of the U.S. Fiscal Industry Published

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

The largest sector of American organization, the sector at the heart of capitalism since it is at the coronary heart of expenditure, the valuation of firms, and the exchange of commodities and income globally, is becoming nationalizedrapidly, massively, and perhaps irreversibly. Wall Streetthe globally historic icon of capitalismis significantly together the street to government manage and de facto ownership. So writes Walter Donway in a freshly printed article “Nationalizing the Economic Sector.”


Donway analyzes how we arrived at this crossroads and predicts, dependent on earlier patterns of govt intervention, what the outcome may be.


Donway supplies an evaluation of the roots of the 2008 financial disaster and the steps pursuing it, which includes these observations of the “extraordinary period of the nationalization”:


–The initial disaster was pushed in large portion by enormous credit rating enlargement driven by the Fedand exacerbated in actual estate, in distinct, by two govt-designed companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Macwhich pushed the sector into over-drive, and, at the very same time, disabled all the normal restraints this kind of as growing desire costs, increasing threat-aversion, and deficiency of extra funds for investment decision.


–In Summer season 2008, as the large genuine-estate bubble, and all the monetary instruments based on itmany packaging or securitizing increasingly shoddy mortgagesbegan to burst, sheer panic seized the markets. The Treasury and Fed produced actually unparalleled investments of taxpayer income in monetary firmsa rescue for which numerous (but not all) economic executives pleaded. Congress became panickedas the marketplaces plunged seemingly endlesslyand authorized hundreds of billions of dollars for the economic business.


Donway goes on to explain what he terms “creeping, then galloping nationalization”:


–As the existing deep economic downturn has dragged on, the Fed has declared that it would keep short-phrase desire prices successfully at zero for yearsuntil 2014 was the most current decision. And it has moved to use its powers to influence prolonged-time period charges, as properly.


–Govt, constantly massive in the bond markets, has grow to be more and more dominant. In get to borrow, government often has marketed its short-term and extended-time period debtnow trillions of pounds. Furthermore, for the duration of the recession, the Treasury and Fed turned purchasers of non-public personal debt, paying hundreds of billions of dollars acquiring distressed mortgage-backed securities and other types of financial debt with which financial institutions, brokers, and insurance businesses have been stuck. As a consequence, the American federal government turned the operator of this or else unmarketable financial debt.


–The Fed flooded the banking system with cash, which includes by indicates of pure cash creation, the banks responded by buying federal government bonds. In other phrases, the terrified banking institutions utilised the Feds money to get authorities credit card debt.


–The Fed has created the whole U.S. inventory market (and, as a side effect, stock marketplaces globally) dependent on its guidelines.


–Expectations are that, as the economic climate proceeds to weaken, and the November Presidential election nears, the Fed will re-start complete-scale quantitative easing.


Donway also contends that the Dodd-Frank laws tends to make the up coming crisis not considerably less likely but nearly inescapable. And he employs the phrase “political-economic sophisticated” to summarize the difficulty: “Wall Road, and the financial sector nationwide, can benefitto the tune of billions of bucks in profitsfrom their partnership with government.


“This is crony capitalism and must be uncovered as this sort of,” Donway concludes.


Read the total write-up, “Nationalizing the Financial Market.”


Greenberg Traurig Gets Most General 1st-Tier Rankings in the 2013 U.S. Information Ideal Lawyers Very best Regulation Organization Listings

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

For the second consecutive calendar year, intercontinental legislation company Greenberg Traurig, LLP gained the most overall first-tier rankings and the most very first-tier metropolitan rankings for the United States in the U.S. Information Media Team and Greatest Lawyers

Greenberg Traurigs Robert Bostrom Speaking on U.S. Housing Finance Reform at ASF 2013

New York (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Robert Bostrom, a shareholder in the New York City business office of intercontinental law agency Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will converse on the U.S. Housing Finance Reform panel on Monday, January 28 at the American Securitization Message boards ASF 2013 convention in Las Vegas. Bostrom will join prime housing pros and regulators to have a panel discussion on the recent point out of housing finance reform and the outlook for 2013. The annual meeting attracts pros involved in the securitization market, and with more than four,500 registered contributors, ASF 2013 is anticipated to be the largest funds markets meeting in the planet.


Bostrom served as Freddie Macs Govt Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary from 2006 to July 2011, in which he played a pivotal role in the course of the fiscal disaster and restoration, directing Freddie Macs legal method through the conservatorship, investigations, enforcement actions and litigation. He oversaw the response to the congressional committee, Securities and Exchange Fee and other federal regulators inquiries and investigations into Freddie Mac, as properly as securities class and spinoff steps.


Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor at ASF 2013 and will have many associates of its Structured Finance &amp Derivatives practice in attendance. Lawyers in the Structured Finance &amp Derivatives practice symbolize issuers, underwriters, hedge funds, traders, servicers and trustees in link with the securitization of a wide assortment of financial belongings, the structuring of complex by-product merchandise and the workout of distressed securitization transactions. Greenberg Traurig focuses on identifying new directions and trends in the structured finance markets and helping clients determine new markets and chances to accomplish their business targets.


About Greenberg Traurig, LLP&#thirteen

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an global, complete-service regulation company with roughly 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 workplaces in the United States, Latin The united states, Europe, the Center East and Asia. In the U.S., the organization has far more workplaces than any other amid the Prime ten on The Countrywide Regulation Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250. For added info, make sure you go to


Locate Far more Securitization Push Releases