What is it?
Securitisation is a financial operation, involving the “conversion” of non-liquid assets (bank claims, trade receivables and future receivables) in liquid securities (bonds).
A main entity involved in the securitisation process is the securitisation fund that buys a debt portfolio from the originator (e.g. a bank). A securitisation fund pays for the debt portfolio purchases with the funds raised from investors in the bond issue. Such bonds can be secured with other debt portfolios that have been purchased by the fund at some earlier date.