Why the U.S. Needs Covered Bonds


City Club
1300 I Street NW
Washington, D.C.
Christie Adams

Covered bonds represent an exciting potential source of liquid private funds to complement other U.S. mortgage market funding sources.  The recent Congressional Hearings held by the House Financial Services Committee provided evidence of strong bi-partisan support, and confirmed the great interest in this new secure source of liquidity.  Does the covered bond’s successful European track record and use by the Canadian banks point to an untapped potential in the United States?  Can U.S. legislators, regulators, and the market work together to create a viable covered bond market with significant potential in mobilizing liquidity?




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