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Mayer Brown

Financial Services 2010

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InnovationSaving the student loans system after the financial crisis
Originality7
Rationale8
Impact7
Total22
DescriptionWhen investor sentiment turned against commercial paper, it unleashed a crisis in the student loans market. The firm acted for Straight-A Funding, a unique public-private solution, which effectively made student-loan securities equivalent to government securities, the only ones the market would accept at the time