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  • Jeremy Stein


Securitization, Shadow Banking, and Financial Fragility. Jeremy Stein, September 24, 2010, Paper. "I describe how the market works: how pools of loans (for example, mortgages or credit-card and auto loans) are packaged and structured into ABS and how investors such as hedge funds, pension funds, and broker-dealer firms finance the acquisition of these ABS. [...] I outline the economic forces that drive securitization; these include both an efficiency-enhancing element of risk-sharing and a less desirable element of banks trying to circumvent regulatory capital requirements." Link