5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Dec 2009
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Assets of Securitisers
As at 31 December 2009, total assets of Australian securitisers were $161.0b, down $13.1b (7.5%) on September quarter 2009. This is the tenth consecutive quarterly fall for the assets of Australian securitisers.
Mortgage assets, which accounted for 77.9% of total assets, were $125.4b at 31 December 2009, a decrease of $9.4b (7.0%) during the quarter.
During the December quarter 2009 the decrease in total assets was due primarily to falls in residential mortgages (down $8.9b, 6.9%) and the holdings of long term securities, asset backed bonds (down $2.7b, 19.4%).
Liabilities of Securitisers
The $13.1b decrease in total liabilities during the December quarter 2009 was primarily due to decreases in asset backed securities issued overseas (down $6.2b, 12.6%), long term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $3.0b, 3.4%) and short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $2.4b, 10.2%).
Asset backed securities issued overseas as a proportion of total liabilities decreased to 26.8% in the December quarter 2009, down 1.6 percentage points on the September quarter 2009 total.
Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities increased to 66.2% in the December quarter 2009, up 1.9 percentage points on September quarter 2009.
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