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Moody's Analytics ABS System is the proven solution for enterprise structured finance administration. The ABS System increases operational efficiency, reduces deal administration costs, mitigates risk and improves deal execution.
- Collateral Management: All aspects of the complex collateral management process inherent in structured finance and asset-based issuance is fully automated reducing risk of manual error to mitigate risk and improving operational efficiency by simplifying internal and investor reporting
- Bond Administration and Investor Reporting: Calculating waterfall results, producing investor reports and automating the monthly close associated with structured and asset-based issuance is fully supported providing organizations with a controlled, auditable infrastructure and significantly reduced operational risk
- Top Off and Repurchase: The manually intensive, iterative structured/asset-based top off and repurchase process is automated and simplified which incorporate key deal covenants
- Cash Management and Accounting: Generating payment instructions, managing special purpose entity cash and booking collateral and trust accounting entries are handled seamlessly through our platform adding governance, control and auditability to what is typically a spreadsheet driven process
- Regulatory Reporting: Reg AB, Reg AB 2, Bank of England, RBA, ECB and Dodd-Frank 942 (Risk Retention) are addressed through our tools allowing issuers to easily comply with and ensure ongoing adherence to these key regulatory requirements
- The ABS provides full business process automation for structured finance administration; saving time and freeing up resources.
- The ABS System is capable of supporting multiple asset classes, multiple accrual types, and different deal structures. As a company’s structured finance programs grows, additional deal types/structures and asset types can be accommodated.
- Global regulators have made it clear that relying on manual processes or spreadsheet-driven “systems” without proper controls is far from “best-practices” as it relates to managing structured finance transactions. Furthermore, as evidenced by certain high-profile situations, “getting it wrong” and making a reporting error can be painfully expensive. Meanwhile, the ABS System provides organizations with a true infrastructure and significantly reduces the risk of mistakes and lack of controls, typically seen with non-controlled, spreadsheet processes which tend to be “owned” by key individuals and are subject to manual error.
- All manual entries to the system as well as processing exceptions are recorded by the ABS System.
- All outputs from the system are retained in a secure database, to ensure that you have a full record of what was sent to the investor and other parties.
- The ABS System’s ability to support complex calculations and structures ensures you are able to issue deals with features that offer the most attractive pricing without a concern for existing system limitations
- Managing structured finance transactions is complex and can be personnel intensive. With the ABS System however, organizations are able to scale and grow their programs without adding staff.
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