Just as we were heading to the presses with this edition of Islamic Business & Finance, BA taxied onto the runway with a $927 million asset-backed bond
. I read that phrase and my heart skipped a little beat...
The asset-backed bond
can also be sold under Regulation S to investors outside the United States (a so-called offshore transaction).
SLM Corporation (NYSE: SLM), or Sallie Mae, is planning to launch a USD812.35m asset-backed bond
, Dow Jones has reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a United States-based automaker, has increased the size of its asset-backed bond
to USD880m, Wall Street Journal has reported citing a source familiar with the deal.
Avis Budget Group Inc (NYSE: CAR), a US-based company that offers vehicle rental services, has announced that its Avis Budget Rental Car Funding LLC (AESOP) subsidiary has completed an asset-backed bond
These products were another form of an asset-backed bond
and comprised of large and diversified loans created by banks.
Fears have grown the refinancing -- through an expected securitisation -- may be even more challenging after the credit crisis effectively closed the European asset-backed bond
market, which many predict may not reopen until the second half 2008.
Fears have risen over the long-awaited refinancing of the debt through a planned securitisation after the credit crisis effectively closed the European asset-backed bond
market, with many predicting it will not reopen until the second half of 2008.
"Given the uncertainty around pricing and how much one would actually get out of the capital markets, we have decided to revisit the asset-backed bond
once there is a clearer line of sight," said finance director Chris Rogers.
* Asset-backed bond
not recognized on balance sheet.
Malaysia is reportedly in the process of launching the first Islamic asset-backed bond
, where investors would receive a portion of the lease rental stream.