07/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/20/2021 12:48
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that its structured finance practice posted impressive results in Asset-Backed Alert's mid-year 2021 league tables. The rankings represent the top-performing legal advisors based on the volume of asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) offerings completed during the first half of 2021.
Hunton Andrews Kurth tied for first place for the most active underwriters' counsel for US ABS and MBS securitizations. The firm advised on 61 deals with a total issuance value of more than $33 billion during the first half of 2021; an increase of more than $10 billion from the same period last year.
Hunton Andrews Kurth also ranked third among firms representing issuers on US ABS and MBS securitizations. The firm advised issuers on 36 deals with a total issuance value of approximately $15 billion during the first half of 2021; an increase of more than $6 billion from the same period last year.
Hunton Andrews Kurth's structured finance and securitization practice is at the vanguard of the development of securitization and structured finance techniques, having represented the issuer of the first REMIC program backed by the full faith and credit of the United States; the first auto loan synthetic securitization transaction; the first RMBS structure involving the issuance of floating-rate securities; the first securitization of re-performing FHA and VA loans; the first master trust servicer advance securitization structure in 2002; the groundbreaking first GSE/Agency credit risk transfer issuances in 2013; the first securitization of a proprietary reverse product in 2019; and most recently the development of the master trust recourse securitization structure for mortgage servicing rights, combining term ABS notes and revolving lines of credit.