Title: Securitisation, ratings and regulatory practices

Authors: T.V.S. Ramamohan Rao

Addresses: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India; and 6-5-45/1 Type 1, Self Finance Colony, Vanastalipuram, Hyderabad, A.P. 500 070, India

Abstract: Securitisation, as a structured financial instrument, can give rise to excessive risk taking by the originator. It was expected that credit-rating agencies will assist the Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) and investors by revealing the risk. However, given that they pursue their own objectives, of increasing business volume and revenue, credit-rating agencies may not pay attention to investor risks though they claim to do so. This study defines regulatory practices against this backdrop. It is obvious that regulatory measures can be directed to the originator, SPV, or the credit-rating agency. We attempt a comparative evaluation and arrive at an efficient design of regulatory mechanisms and derive the implied credit ratings. In particular, we show that an efficient regulatory practice will be to require a deposit, proportional to the amount of receivables being securitised, from the originator.

Keywords: securitisation; credit ratings; regulation; regulatory practices; structured instrument; financial instruments; excessive risk; credit agencies; special purpose vehicles; SPVs; investors; business volume; business revenues; originators; regulatory mechanisms; receivables; globalisation; trade; global markets; global economy; policy analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2011.039320

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2011 Vol.4 No.2, pp.137 - 151

Published online: 08 Apr 2015 *

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