Websites and other resources
23.1 TRADE BODIES
Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) www.asifma.org
for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) www.afme.eu
Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) www.isda.org
23.2 FREE DATA PORTALS
Lewtan Technologies is an experienced long-time provider of structured finance surveillance data, analytics, and software. In order to promote transparency in the markets, it has established the Global ABS Portal, which you can access via the above link by requesting a free user password and accepting a licensing agreement.
Once you have signed yourself up you will be able to access the most recent investors’ reports and original offering circulars (OCs) for public European securitization transactions. Global ABS Portal’s aim is to provide a free centralized access point for public deal information enabling easy access to investors and regulators alike. Prior to Lewtan Technologies’ initiative, finding this kind of deal-specific information could only be done via commercial vendors and, hence, this is a great step towards more transparency and simpler access to deal-related information.