Corporate asset-backed securities (ABS), some of which were hit particularly hard by the pandemic, are now benefiting from the rapid economic rebound in the US. Growth in travel demand, particularly among consumers, will benefit several asset classes, including aircraft lease ABS. Meanwhile, persistently high used car prices will continue to boost rental car ABS credit quality and performance.
Jonathan Root and Pete Trombetta discuss the recovery prospects for the airlines, cruise and lodging sectors globally in 2022 amid Omicron and other disruptions. And Sandra Beltran explains how increased travel will benefit a range of entities in Latin America and the Caribbean this year.
Colin Ellis of the Credit Strategy & Research team and Farooq Khan of the Financial Institutions team join host William Foster to discuss why central banks around the world are exploring the launch of digital currencies and their potential disruptive effects across the financial system.