August 10, 2010
We suggest that this file be expanded to look at the creation of the instruments that underly the securities that make up mbs and abs — and their actuall performance across their full life cycle, inclusive of information captured at every intermediation.
If you think of it, only such a process could have predetermined that this current crisis would have started through excesses occurring in product creation and their aggregation for loans and lines of credit.
We have previously discussed this matter with the SEC's Jonathan Sokobin and a wider range of individuals at Treasury Department and other senior regulators. As we consider the implications of data capture for protection against systemic risk, it should be a requisite.
Our work in this area has captured the interest of a large group of regulators, legislators and was a part of a CRS Report for Congress.