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Securitisation Written Out of UKAR Success

Last week UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) announced the sale of its final mortgage loan portfolios, bringing to a close a decade long chapter of state ownership. UKAR was set up in 2010 as a ‘bad bank’ primarily charged with housing mortgage loan portfolios from failed lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley following the global financial crisis. UKAR had assets of £94.7bn at the outset, and has now repaid in full the £48.7bn we understand was borrowed from taxpayers. It is therefore a significant milestone to come full circle from years of scathing headlines in the popular press to the full return of these assets to private hands.

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Are Fixed Income Bets All Pointing the Same Way?

With investors eyeing economic recovery and stimulus firmly in place, credit spreads look set to break through previous tights in 2021. But what could happen if they do? TwentyFour Asset Management CEO, Mark Holman, explains why he believes portfolio rebalancing will likely be the key strategic decision for fixed income investors this year, and why now is the time to plan for it.

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