Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a recap of the ABS East conference held in Miami early this week. The main takeaways were:
- Despite the challenging interest rate environment and tight spread levels, the overall tone of the conference was very positive.
- Given tight labor markets, climbing consumer confidence, and strong earnings growth, the majority of conference polling showed participants did not expect the end of the current credit cycle for at least another 18-24 months.
- As the market continues to hum along, with strong investor demand, robust supply, and few credit concerns to speak of, the thing that seemed to worry conference goers the most was the sense of calmness.
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