Equity Based Services, Inc. Thaws Credit Freeze

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 12, 2008

Equity Based Services, Inc. (“EBS”) announced an equity recapitalization of its AMS IV Self Storage facility in Austin, TX. The property was originally financed by a large European Bank and was refinanced with a Regional Midwestern Lender.

“Lenders are definitely more cautious than they were a year ago, but, we are still closing loans. We are placing debt not only on new acquisitions, but also on existing projects which are generally more difficult to finance. The fact that EBS paid back the original note and placed new debt with a new lender shows that there are still loan dollars available to strong sponsors with strong projects,” states Troy Downing, Principal, Equity Based Services, Inc.

Many Regional Banks have fared well in the face of failing National and International Banks. Regional banks tend to be portfolio lenders and have not been affected as much by the sub-prime and securitized loan industries. Consequently, these Banks still have liquidity and are still placing new debt.

The loan on AMS IV Austin is a three year note with a floating rate based on prime. The starting interest rate is 6% and the loan is Interest-Only for the first 2 years and amortizes in the 3rd year. The loan was facilitated through Tavernier Capital Partners.

“Texas is one of the top performing states in the Country for Self Storage. The fact that we have lending relationships all over the country has enabled our company to continue to secure favorable debt for our clients in the current challenging financing environment. We have found lenders to be receptive and eager to finance well situated Self Storage facilities with experienced well capitalized sponsors such as EBS,” states Saul Hoppenstein, Principal Tavernier Capital Partners.

“The financing terms, rates, and Interest-Only period that we were able to secure on this property allows a very strong cash flowing property to support strong returns to our investors. This property is cash flowing now and is expected to pay investors a strong 8% return in cash flow. Pro forma projections show this project yielding more than 20% per year upon repositioning and eventual sale. The ‘all-in’ return takes into account projected increases in NOI and property appreciation. In down and troubled economies, well positioned Self Storage assets continue to perform,” states Stephen Kaplan, CEO, Equity Based Services, Inc.

In 2008, EBS has acquired 15 new facilities. The vast majority of these were purchased with new debt and only a couple of these were loan assumptions. The availability of debt has a strong effect on Real Estate Markets. The refinancing of AMS IV Austin shows that there still is debt available for Commercial Real Estate deals.

“Cash flow real estate is becoming more and more of a commodity as investors look for safe investment vehicles that produce income and are not subject to Stock Market volatility. Self Storage allows strong cash flow returns with the security of a Real Estate backed asset. 2009 should be a banner year in the Self Storage Industry,” states Troy Downing

About Equity Based Services, Inc

EBS is a Private Real Estate Company specializing in the acquisition and management of self-storage property. EBS currently owns and operates nearly 60 Self-Storage properties in 10 states with a current market value of more than $ 300 Million. EBS also manages a family of Private Equity Funds for institutional and high net worth individual investors. The EBS Income Fund, the EBS Income and Growth Fund II, and the Pilot Equity Value Added Fund all closed in 2007. For more information, contact Kurt Ambrosius at 619-220-6700.

This Press Release is for informational purposes only and does not, in any way, constitute an offering to buy or sell securities.


Capmark Finance Inc. Originates $2.1 Million to Refinance Griffin Auto Park in Dallas CBD

Dallas, TX (Vocus) December 11, 2008

Capmark Finance, Inc. has originated a $ 2,100,000 loan to refinance Griffin Auto Park for a local ownership group. The six-story, 539-space parking garage is located in the southeast section of downtown Dallas known as the Government District. The loan has a 10-year term, 20-year amortization and a fixed interest rate below 7 percent.

One of only a few private parking garages in downtown Dallas, Griffin Auto Park has the added advantage of being located within walking distance of Dallas City Hall, the Dallas Convention Center, the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse Building and a number of other downtown office buildings.

Vice President Ashley Harkness, a mortgage banker in Capmark’s Dallas office, originated the loan, which was funded by Aviva Investors North America. The borrower was Griffin Street Auto Park, Ltd.

“Capmark Finance helped the borrower refinance a maturing securitized loan by arranging the debt through one of our correspondent life insurance companies,” said Mr. Harkness. “It is noteworthy that we were able to secure financing with a favorable interest rate for a parking garage despite one of the most difficult credit environments in recent memory,” he continued.

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MBA Commercial Inc. is Now Offering Commercial Real Estate Bridge Loans

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2010 –

MBA Commercial, Inc. is pleased to announce commercial real estate bridge loans and other short-term financing through its relationships with several lenders.

MBA Commercial provides commercial real estate bridge loan financing for the purchase of either performing or non-performing mortgages, the purchase of real estate assets and loan pools, and participating equity and debt mortgages. Borrowers may acquire vacant or partially leased buildings, as well as condominium sales with release prices and prepayment options. Finally, financing is available for the repurchase of discounted debt by an owner, for example, permitting an owher to short pay an existing mortgage.

According to MBA Commercial CEO Brian Yui, “MBA Commercial’s access to bridge and other short-term loans may help some commercial property owners ride out the storm, while enabling others to participate in the lucrative investment opportunities presented in the current market.”

In addition to its varied loan types, MBA Commercial is able to generate short-term financing solutions on a quick turnaround basis. In many cases, same week financing is possible with a complete loan package. Loan size can range from $ 3M to $ 300M, typically financing up to 65% of acquisition costs. With cross-collateralization of other assets, the loan to value ratio may be higher. Terms vary, with points from 3%-6% and interest rates from 12%-18% depending upon the securitization.

As MBA Commercial, Inc. predicted in late 2009, the wave of commercial foreclosures in San Diego is increasing. Research firm Real Capital Analytics Inc. reported that at the end of March 2010, San Diego County had 120 commercial loans in delinquent or default status, with a total value of $ 1.8 billion. According to Bloomberg L.P., in the first quarter of the year, 24.9% of San Diego’s commercial mortgage backed securities loans were on watch lists as lenders anticipated near-term delinquencies. In light of these and other data indicating growing distress, MBA Commercial is pleased to bring short-term financing solutions to the market at this critical time.

MBA Commercial, Inc. is a leader in San Diego commercial real estate. MBA Commercial offers a turn-key service for property management, leasing, sales and financing. Its new Bridge Loan Division provides short-term financing solutions for real estate investors thoughout the United States. MBA Commercial’s bridge loan division can be reached at 888-248-6222.


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Global Electronic Access Control Systems Market to Reach US$6.0 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011

Despite the popular perception that ever-present safety & security needs and rising crime rates, which interestingly tend to escalate during periods of economic downturn, make electronic access control systems market recession proof, the market ironically has shown signs of marked weakening in the midst of steady deterioration in business climate. With most key end-use sectors i.e. banking, financial services, retail (malls, multiplexes), IT sector, construction, and hospitality (hotels & restaurants) collapsing like a pack of cards, growth patterns have been largely distorted. The forced delay in launch of new retail projects such as malls, chain retailers and franchise outlets, as a result of distortions in economic variables, such as, drying up of debt markets, lack of capital investments, and deep corporate budgets cuts, have eroded market opportunities for EACS.

The meltdown of the construction industry, as reflected in the general weakness in new office, commercial and residential building projects, rising vacancy rates, construction delays and sharp falls in the number of applications for new building permits, and government scaling back of infrastructure-related projects have also played instrumental roles in negatively impacting new equipment order influx rates for EACS. For instance, although a very valuable addition to security infrastructure, the importance of electronic access control systems has temporarily been overshadowed as building owners focus squarely on surviving the crisis. In addition, widespread postponements, cancellation of upgradation security projects and delays in scheduled system replacements in existing facilities, have resulted in sharp declines in replacement demand.

However, a transient disruption in the economic climate like the recent recession is not likely to leave an indelible mark on the market, as prevention of authorized access and detection of perpetrators will always remain vital in the overall security arrangements. Although the tough economic climate has squeezed new orders for EACS, the focus on safety and security among organizations, government agencies and general public continues to remain unchanged, as security coverage is closely tied to safety of human life and asset protection in infrastructure facilities and residential and commercial centers.

With recession now at its tail end, the market will witness a quick resurgence of demand fundamentals, such as increase in commercial and residential building construction, improvements in disposable spends, and increase in infrastructure investments, which will help drive the EACS market in the post recession period. Growth in the market, which was hitherto frustrated by capital shortages, reduced personnel, and unemployment, is forecast to rebound as liquidity issues and financial hardships begin to ease. Technology developments such as development of more advanced, and higher value access control systems and efforts to integrate new advanced features and capabilities such as hybrid and wireless installations to the already installed access control systems, will also generate substantial demand for EACS market over the next few years.

As stated by the new market research report, US continue to remain the largest regional market. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing regional market waxing at a CAGR of about 3.7% over the analysis period. Growth in this market will be essentially driven by factors such as fast paced economic development in emerging countries such as China and India, increase in foreign investments, rise in the number of new business establishments and increase in crime rates. By product, Card-Based Electronic Access control systems market continues to be the largest product segment, holding a lions share of the global market. Smart cards represent the largest revenue contributor to the card-based EACS market. Audio and Video-Based Electronic Access Control Systems market is the fastest growing product segment, waxing at a CAGR of about 6.8% over the analysis period

Major players in the marketplace include Aiphone Co. Ltd., ASSA ABLOY AB, BIO-key, International Inc., DigitalPersona Inc, Gunnebo Ab, Hirsch Electronics Corporation, Honeywell Access Systems, Ingersoll Rand Recognition Systems Inc., Linear LLC, Imprivata

Emerging Payments Technologies, Inc.: Mr. Steven Kietz Expands Role as Chief Revenue Officer; and Mr. Eric Gelb Assumes Senior Vice President of Business Development

Secaucus, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011

Emerging Payments Technologies Inc., creator of the alternative payment solution CredEx

Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. Originates Permanent Financing for a 1031 Net Leased Walgreen Pharmacy and Kohls Department Store in Second Quarter 2011

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011

Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. originates permanent financing for a 1031 Net Leased Walgreen Pharmacy and Kohls Department Store.

Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. funded a $ 4.8 million loan for the Kohls corporate leased department store. The Buyer for this transaction was involved in a 1031 exchange transaction. The Borrower requested a long fixed rate loan term and amortization. Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. arranged a Life Company loan with a 15 year fixed rate and 25 year amortization giving the borrower a more manageable balloon payment in the fifteenth year with excellent cash flow. The Borrower wanted a forward rate lock so Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. structured an approximate 90 day forward rate lock and the rate was locked early in the process at 5.875%. This loan was Non-Recourse with Standard Carve-Outs. Marabella negotiated an annual non-cumulative partial prepayment of ten percent (10%) of the outstanding loan balance without a prepayment premium. This loan was applied for on around March 18, 2011 and funded on June 15, 2011.

For the Walgreen Corporate leased pharmacy Christian S. Marabella of Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. met with the Borrower at Marabellas satellite office in Beverly Hills, California and structured a Bank Portfolio Loan which will give the Borrower a lot of flexibility in the future if they need to work with the bank for any reason versus that of a securitized loan where the loan is sold to bond investors on Wall Street. The loan amount that was required per the 1031 Exchange came to $ 5,500,000 (Upleg). The rate on this loan was a very low 5.35% and again Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. negotiated a 90 day forward rate lock on behalf of the clients. The amortization for this loan was 30 years and the loan was due and payable in the 10th year. The Borrowers also requested a Non-Recourse loan with standard carve-outs which was structured. A highlight of this loan was the very friendly prepayment penalty of only $ 2,500 during the first nine years of loan term again giving the Borrowers a lot of flexibility if they consider refinancing or selling the property to a new purchaser in the 10 year period. This loan was applied for on around March 15, 2011 and funded on June 15, 2011.

About Marabella Commercial Finance

Marabella Commercial Finance specializes in arranging financing for 1031 Exchange Net Lease Buyers, Commercial Investment Properties and Large Anchored Centers. Past Credit Tenant Net Lease Properties that Marabella Commercial Finance has originated loans for are; Walgreens, CVS, Kohls, Safe-Way Stores, Rite Aid, Jack in the Box, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, CSK Automotive, and Large Anchored Centers with credit tenants. MCF is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and most recently participated in the International Council of Shopping Center’s 2011 annual convention in Las Vegas. Christian S. Marabella who is President of Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. is also in charge of Media Relations for the Association of Commercial Real Estate Executives Inland Empire (Ontario, California).


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(760) 479-0800

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CompuGain Acquires the Mortgage Division of Overture Technologies, Inc.

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 22, 2011

CompuGain is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mortgage Division of Overture Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of decisioning software solutions. Overture Technologies applies decades of experience in the mortgage finance industry to provide specialized tools that help customers make informed and sound decisions about what to buy or sell and what to approve or refer. Overtures solution suite is a high-performance loan decision system that can be used for loan-level and pool risk assessment, eligibility, and pricing of new and seasoned assets.

We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of Overture Technologies Mortgage division. Together, with the addition of the Overture staff and product offerings, CompuGain will now have the ability to deliver fully integrated and best in class services to the Mortgage Finance domain, said Debasish Hota, President & CEO of CompuGain Corporation.

Overtures Mortgage division enables transparent, accurate, and responsive lending processes required for the mortgage and finance industries. With the addition of Overtures Mortgage division, CompuGain will be able to leverage its existing service offerings to enhance and implement a world-class decisioning software solution to existing and new clients.

Overture is proud to be a part of the CompuGain team. Their past performance as a professional services firm, their financial strength and the exceptional intellectual capital that resides within the walls of CompuGain is a huge asset and something that we look forward to being able to leverage to help our clients realize their business objectives. We are extremely fortunate and excited to be a part of the next chapter in CompuGains history, said LeRoy Pingho, CEO of Overture Technologies, Inc.

The newly acquired company will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CompuGain Corporation and will conduct business under the Overture Financial Solutions business name. Together, CompuGain and Overture Financial Solutions will consult and work as an integrated delivery team to help its business partners make better and more informed decisions utilizing an integrated set of CompuGain/Overture solutions.

About Overture Technologies, Inc:

Founded in 2000, Overture Technologies is the leading provider of decisioning software solutions that enable the transparent, accurate and responsive lending processes required for todays mortgage and education finance industries.

Overtures customers are dedicated to providing superior mortgage underwriting, servicing and securitization services and to increasing students access to higher education financing alternatives. The leadership team shares in these goals and applies decades of experience from leading financial services and technology firms including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Goldman Sachs, IBM and KPMG to helping its customers achieve those goals.

Specific to the Mortgage Finance Solutions division, Overture serves the breadth of the mortgage finance value chain with automated decisioning technology for underwriting, pricing, servicing and valuing mortgage loans and mortgage assets.

For more information about Overture Technologies, please visit http://www.overturecorp.com.

About Compugain Corporation:

CompuGain is a global provider of Professional Services and innovative IT Solutions.

Established as a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), CompuGain has partnered with its clients in a variety of industries to help improve productivity, reduce costs and increase revenue. CompuGain understands the importance of running an agile business – CompuGain offers a total professional service offering that includes contract placement, temp-to-perm, permanent placement, consulting and project based engagements to help its clients operate more efficiently. With an expanded and fully integrated portfolio of professional services and with an ever-increasing global footprint, CompuGain is well-positioned to support the business growth of its clients.

For more information about CompuGain, please visit http://www.compugain.com.

Advisory Services and Representation:

CompuGain was advised by o3 Capital Global Advisory a full service international Investment Bank with offices in New York, Mumbai and Bangalore and represented by Pillsbury, a full service law firm in Fairfax, Virginia.

Overture was represented by Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC a full service law firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.


Global Electronic Access Control Systems Market to Reach US$14.1 Billion by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) November 09, 2011

Follow us on LinkedIn – Controlling access and preventing unauthorized entry is the key to ensuring against theft, sabotage, and vandalism. And electronic access controls, in this regard, is an omnipresent requirement for people from all walks of life, including the common man, employees, business owners, and most importantly building owners. Rise in terrorist attacks, vandalism, campus violence, and the resulting need for personal safety and security at public places such as transits, city centers, educational institutions, as well as borders have been driving the installation of electronic security systems at these places and facilities for preventing unauthorized access, ensuring remote surveillance, recording and reporting unruly incidents, and identification of culprits. Although, the government sector continues to remain the largest end-use market for electronic security systems, generating a major portion of value sales for electronic security systems (ESS) market, commercial establishments and households have also been increasing their ESS implementations over the last few years, due to heightened perceived threat of criminal activity and terrorism.

Although the tough economic climate squeezed new orders for electronic access control systems, the focus on safety and security among organizations, government agencies and general public will continue to remain unchanged in the post recession period, as security coverage is closely tied to safety of human life, and infrastructure facilities in residential and commercial centers. Growth in the market, which was hitherto frustrated by capital shortages, reduced personnel, and unemployment, will continue to rebound as liquidity issues and financial hardships begin to ease. Though developed markets such as Europe and North America have been the traditional revenue contributors in the market, developing markets such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Middle East are expected to turbo-charge future growth.

As stated by the new market research report on Electronic Access Control Systems, US continue to remain the largest regional market. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing regional market, with value sales of EACS in the region waxing at a CAGR of about 13.5% over the analysis period. By product, Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems continues to be the largest product segment. Biometrics-Based Electronic Access Control Systems is the fastest growing product segment, waxing at a CAGR of about 13.1% over the analysis period. Future growth of biometrics in access control is forecast to stem from globalization, emerging economies, mobility, spurt in number of mobile devices and trusted access. Moreover, growing value for concepts such as eGovernment, digital identity, and cloud computing, among others are likely to drive the demand for cutting-edge biometric technologies.

Major players in the marketplace include Aiphone Co. Ltd., ASSA ABLOY AB, BIO-key, International Inc., DigitalPersona Inc, Gunnebo Ab, Hirsch Electronics Corporation, Honeywell Access Systems, Ingersoll Rand Recognition Systems Inc., Linear LLC, Imprivata

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. Receives $125 Million of New Capital

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 21, 2011

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (LEAF or the Company), a leading independent equipment leasing and finance company, announced the recent closing of a $ 50 million growth equity investment from Eos Partners, L.P. and its affiliates (Eos), a New York based private investment firm. In connection with the Eos investment, LEAF also closed on $ 75 million of additional debt financing with Versailles Assets LLC, an asset-backed commercial paper conduit sponsored by Natixis, which increases the Companys securitized and syndicated warehouse facility to $ 185 million in aggregate. The warehouse facility is managed by Guggenheim Securities, LLC (Guggenheim Securities). The $ 125 million of incremental financing provided by Eos and Natixis will further support the expansion of the LEAF platform and its growing origination volume. FBR Capital Markets & Co. (FBR) advised LEAF in connection with the equity financing.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, LEAF was launched in January 2011 with initial funding from Resource America, Inc., Resource Capital Corp., and Guggenheim Securities. The Company works closely with leading commercial equipment vendors and manufacturers to help them maximize revenues by offering competitive small- and mid-ticket financing solutions to their customers. LEAF currently has over $ 640 million of assets under management and recently closed a $ 105 million term securitization which was underwritten by Guggenheim Securities and rated by Moodys and DBRS. Resource America, Inc. and Resource Capital Corp. continue to maintain a significant investment in LEAF and, together with Eos, are committed to supporting LEAFs long-term business objectives.

Crit DeMent, LEAFs Chairman and CEO, stated, We are delighted to have closed this financing and are excited about the opportunity to partner with Eos. The investment that Eos has made in our company is a validation of our management team, corporate capabilities and creative marketing strategies. We value their sponsorship of our business and look forward to leveraging their experience with growth companies and their expertise in the capital markets. We believe that the additional financing provided by Eos and Natixis significantly strengthens our leasing platform and will enable us to continue providing the equipment financing industry with a strong and forward thinking resource, one that will transform the way the market perceives the value of a financing partner.

Brendan Moore, a Principal of Eos, said, We believe that LEAF represents a compelling opportunity to leverage an established platform with an experienced and proven management team and help build a market leading independent commercial finance company. Our investment will enhance LEAFs ability to execute on its growth strategy and expand its offering to meet the ever changing demands of the markets and the customers that the Company serves.

About LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”) is a national equipment leasing and finance company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with a sales and service center in Moberly, MO and a call center in Orange County, CA. LEAF’s core competency is the ability to assist vendors and manufacturers in maximizing financing as a revenue generating strategy. For more information, please visit http://www.LEAFnow.com.

About Eos Partners

Formed in 1994, Eos is a private investment partnership with approximately $ 1.6 billion of capital under management. In its private equity activities, Eos focuses on working closely with management teams and committing its understanding of strategic alternatives and the financial markets to help grow these businesses into larger scale enterprises. For more information, please visit http://www.eospartners.com.

About Natixis

Natixis is the corporate, investment and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. With around 22,000 employees, Natixis specializes in three main business lines: Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions (asset management, insurance, private banking, private equity), and Specialized Financial Services. Versailles Assets LLC is an asset-backed commercial paper conduit administered by Natixis. Versailles Assets LLC is rated A-1/P-1 and provides securitized funding to a wide variety of US clients.

About Guggenheim

Guggenheim Partners, LLC, the parent of Guggenheim Securities, LLC, is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $ 125 billion in assets under management. The firm’s businesses include investment management, investment advisory, insurance, investment banking and capital markets services. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.guggenheimpartners.com.

About FBR

FBR & Co. (FBR) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR Fund Advisers, Inc., a subsidiary of FBR, provides clients with a range of investment choices through The FBR Funds, a family of mutual funds. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States and in London. For more information, please visit http://www.fbr.com.

About Resource America, Inc.

Resource America, Inc. is a specialized asset management company that uses industry specific expertise to generate and administer investment opportunities for its own account and for outside investors in the real estate, commercial finance, and financial fund management sectors. For more information please visit our website at http://www.resourceamerica.com or contact Marketing and Investor Relations at pkamdar@resourceamerica.com.

About Resource Capital Corp.

Resource Capital Corp. is a commercial real estate specialty finance company that qualifies as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. RSO’s investment strategy focuses on commercial real estate-related assets and, to a lesser extent, higher-yielding commercial finance assets. RSO invests in the following asset classes: commercial real estate-related assets such as whole loans, A-notes, B-notes, mezzanine loans, mortgage-related securities and real estate joint ventures, and commercial finance assets such as other asset-backed securities, senior secured corporate loans, lease receivables, trust preferred securities, structured notes and debt tranches of collateralized debt obligations.

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Global Securities Industry Stages a Cautious Comeback Amidst Uncertainties, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 13, 2012

Follow us on LinkedIn Major financial institutions including banks are using securitization as the preferred forms of funding, thus driving up the size of the global securitization sector. Many investors are investing in hedge funds, and specialist Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) funds, leading to the fast growth of the segment in recent years. Growing acceptance of consumer debt and consumer lending of money in the developing regions is boosting the issuance of securities by major financial institutions. Moreover, strong economic growth and growth of mortgage markets in these regions is further driving up the securities sector. The securities industry is extremely competitive and cyclical in nature, resulting in extensive revenue fluctuations in brokerage earnings in tune with transaction volumes in major stock exchanges. Security companies emphasize on value added services, including agency services for mutual funds and unit trusts in an effort to withstand market fluctuations, control operational costs and spread out the income sources. Financial enterprises are required to now align risk management, performance measurement and capital planning activities to make certain that performance measures and capital structure support the overall organizational strategy.

Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), now widely known as toxic assets, which brought down the US economy and along with it the world economy, resulting in the long drawn 2007-2009 world recession, is currently witnessing decline. Investors worldwide have cut down their purchases of mortgage-backed debt largely as a result of broken confidence in the integrity of the credit and financial system and the ensuing unwillingness among private financial institutions to support lending. Collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) have lost momentum in the global financial markets, following the massive levels of write-downs at financial institutions during the years 2007 & 2008.

The business environment in the global securities industry although recovering from the impact of the global economic recession still stands threatened by the uncertain economic scenarios in the developed economies. The overshadowing concerns over the European debt crisis continue to remain a major dampener and with uncertainties running high, market participants are bracing for a possible slowdown. Cheap bonds focused on safe spread industries are forecast to witness the maximum uptake among investors. Continuing to lose flavor will be sovereign securities not backed by the full faith of the issuing government, given the lower levels of guarantee and higher risks of fluctuations in value. In 2011, global corporate bond issues fell steeply due to fears of sovereign debt crisis in certain European economies such as Portugal, and Greece, and the resulting flight to safety of investors fuelled a significant increase in cost of borrowing. The increased focus on capital preservation led to a decline in US corporate and junk bond offerings, as well as widening of bond spreads.

Global fund managers have been expanding into emerging markets to boost profits in the face of weaker dollar earnings. Among the BRIC countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China, Private Equity (PE) investors consider India and China as ideal destinations for funding opportunities. With strong financial market position in comparison to the Western economies, the Asian currency market is likely to represent a far safer investment haven. In addition to India and China, growth in PE investment is also forecast to grow in Brazil with the scheduled 2014 World Cup poised to create ample opportunities for infrastructural development.

The research report titled Securities Industry: A Global Outlook announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include US, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom) Asia-Pacific (China and India) and Latin America. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.

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