This week's edition of The Economist contains both an editorial and an article on securitisation. The editorial is supportive of a return of securitisation in a simple form. It states that "securitisation certainly has a black mark against it, but it is far too useful to be banished for good" and points out quite accurately that every form of financial innovation we now take for granted as part of the infrastructure of the modern world (companies, shares, etc...) have all had existential crises. In the article, the growing support for a return of securitisation in a simple form from policy makers and regulators is also noted positively.
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