Panel: Lack of Data Hampers Valuations

According to a poll, 78 percent of attendees are not satisfied with the current pricing of structured credit instruments. More specifically, 40 percent blame a lack of information for underlying instruments-such as performance data for loans included in mortgage-backed securities-as the key difficulty in the valuation process.

"This seems to be a European problem and not a US problem. In the US, the market is much better developed... with more standards [around disclosure]," said David Clark,

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