Germany : Technical Note on the Future of German Mortgage-Backed Covered Bond (PF and Brief) and Securitization Markets

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 23, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

As part of the 2011 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) update for Germany, this Technical Note reviews recent developments of mortgage-covered bond (Pfandbrief) and mortgage securitization markets in Germany, and explores future prospects for each against the background of ongoing regulatory changes. It examines the characteristics of the two markets and their performance through the crisis, and analyzes some of the policy reactions that are currently tending to favor covered bonds over securitization. Some of the systemic vulnerabilities associated with covered bonds are also discussed.

Series:

Country Report No. 11/369

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 23, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781463928544/1934-7685

Stock No:

1DEUEA2011009

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

37

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