Trends in subprime auto lending and related ABS have evoked comparisons to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Where many see an imminent crisis, others point to significant differences to pre-financial crisis subprime mortgage market and RMBS. To shed light on the issue, the Credit Chronometer has identified historical indicators of crisis – within lending practices, securitization practices and the underlying market for the assets backing the pooled loans – and analyzes the market using a disciplined comparative approach.
The Subprime Auto Loan Crisis Chronometer provides a quick view of risk in the market based on the indicators of crisis and their prevalence in subprime auto lending and ABS today.
Davis & Gilbert’s Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products Practice Group represents clients in a broad range of corporate, insolvency and litigation matters. The group has been actively involved in many of the most notable and highly visible business events in recent years related to the last economic downturn and has vast experience in the area of subprime lending, including the operation of origination platforms, relationships with servicers and defending large-scale asset-backed securities litigation. The broad and diverse experience of their attorneys makes them particularly well-equipped to advise clients in rapidly evolving markets, such as, those for auto loans, student loans, marketplace lending, mortgage loans and PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing. Additional highlights of the practice include the following:
Litigation: The group regularly prosecutes and defends litigation involving complex financial transactions and instruments and has defended residential mortgage-backed (RMBS) securitization litigation, including fraud and repurchase claims, involving nearly $2 billion in claims.
Bankruptcy: The group guides clients through financially distressed situations and helps formulate and execute creditor enforcement strategies, in particular, in the case of intermediaries facing obligations to third parties. The group has defended nearly $1 billion in fraudulent transfer claims brought by the trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
Corporate: The group also advises on a full range of financing transactions, including secured revolving and term credit facilities, receivable financing arrangements, intercreditor agreements, warehouse lending facilities and loan purchase agreements.
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