Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS), an analytics and research unit, and Experian, an information services company, have partnered to improve transparency in the securitised loan market.
S&P and Experian Capital Markets will collaborate on integrating Experian’s credit data and analytics with FIRMS securitised loan data and models, with a particular focus on the individual loans that are packaged in mortgage-backed securities (MBS).
The alliance will provide investors with more detailed information on the underlying loans in US MBS by combining Experian’s consumer credit data and analytics and S&P’s loan level data products. In the first step of the partnership, Experian Capital Markets will connect consumer credit information and attributes to S&P’s US RMBS Edition loan level data feed product.
“The goal of our collaboration is to provide investors with the transparency needed to value structured finance products and to make more informed buy and sell decisions,” said Ethan Klemperer, senior vice president and general manager, Experian Capital Markets. “Our partnership with Standard & Poor’s is a critical step in improving market efficiencies needed to restore liquidity and investor confidence.”
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