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Ygrene Energy Hires 3 Finance Execs as it Prepare to Tap ABS

Ilan Gleiser joins as chief risk officer, Giancarlo Gennaro joins as senior director of finance, and Rasool E. Alizadeh joins as director of capital markets and asset-backed securities.

Lending Club Hires Wall Street Execs to Win Back Investors

Lending Club hired a pair of Wall Street executives to strengthen relationships with investors after many pulled back from buying the loans it arranges online during a tumultuous second quarter.

11 Trade Groups Ask HUD to Reconsider Guidance on PACE Liens

Lenders, realtors, and appraisers are stepping up the fight against a particular way of financing the retrofitting of homes to make them more energy efficient. they're asking HUD to reconsider lending guidance endorsing Property Assessed Clean Energy liens.

Heathrow Funding Issues £400M in New Notes

Heathrow Funding, a corporate securitization vehicle that issues bonds raising proceeds for London’s Heathrow Airport and related rail link services, is issuing £400 million (US$520 million) in new notes for the airport to repay upcoming debt maturities.

Lending Club CFO Quits; Firm Posts $81M Loss

Lending Club announced the resignation of its chief financial officer while reporting an $81.4 million quarterly loss due largely to fallout from the scandal that rocked the firm in May.


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Volcker Rule Extension for CLOs Comes with Big Catch

A two-year extension to the deadline for banks to conform CLO holdings to the Volcker Rule doesn't apply to all, the Federal Reserve says.

CLO Pros See No Letup in Demand

Despite regulatory hurdles, participants see nothing in the way of issuance reaching $60 billion to $70 billion this year.

Babson CEO Finke: CLOs Often Unfairly Judged

Finke says the industry needs to address the lack of understanding about its performance and role in the economy.

Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Two academics argue that aggreggating standardized assets is key to solar securitization, which can meaningfully reduce funding costs for developers.

Still No Volcker Relief for CLOs

Despite pressure from Capitol Hill, regulators are disinclined to allow banks to hold collateralized loan obligations backed by bonds.


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