Robert Cassidy
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Robert Cassidy
Senior Manager

PAFS Ireland


Rob is a Senior Manager with PAFS Ireland, Ltd. Mr. Cassidy joined the Phoenix American group of companies in 2014. He has extensive aviation finance experience and has worked on multiple ABS deals. He is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He received his accountancy training at Deloitte, Dublin.

Mr. Cassidy graduated with honors with a B.A. in accounting and finance from Dublin City University.

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The aircraft ABS market saw an incredible revival at the end of 2021, but how healthy are these structures really? Senior notes fared well in the second-largest year for ABS issuances on record, but C notes and tradeable e-notes have seen limited or no take-up. What implications does this have for aircraft ABS investors going forwards?

  • How has the performance of pre-covid ABS issuances impacted how new deals are being structured?  
  • Is there still distress in the C tranches? What implications does this have for aircraft ABS investors?  
  • How will new deals need to be structured to entice potential e-note buyers back to the market? Will this happen in 2022? 
  • Will there be a substantial change in how sponsors compose new ABS portfolios this year? 
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