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ASSET-BACKED SECURITY

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Definition:
A security collateralized by loans, leases, unsecured receivables, or instalment contracts on personal property, automobiles, or credit cards. The cash flows generated by the underlying obligations are used to pay principal and interest to the asset-backed security holders.

Source Publication:
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey Guide, Second Edition, International Monetary Fund, 2002, Washington DC. Appendix VI: Definition and Description of Instruments.

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/cpis/2002/pdf/cpis_index.pdf

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 01, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006