KBRA Releases Research – Structured Finance 2020 Outlook: Cruise Control … For Now

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases the Structured Finance 2020 Outlook: Cruise Control … For Now, which examines recent structured finance credit trends and supply expectations.

Looking forward to 2020, we believe tight labor markets and meaningful consumer deleveraging will likely be supportive of ABS and RMBS fundamentals, helping to keep delinquency and loss rates well behaved next year. Meanwhile, strong tenant demand and subdued construction activity should broadly support rising rents and CRE valuations. We are somewhat less bullish on the structured credit sector, however, given the rise in corporate leverage and heightened downgrade risk for single-B rated credits—both of which could weigh on CLO performance next year. That said, we do not expect any meaningful uptick in loan defaults next year, due to the low interest rate environment, a dovish Fed, and growing economy.

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