NEW YORK, July 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to two classes of bonds issued by Theorem Funding Trust 2022-2 (“THRM 2022-2”), a $421.70 million consumer loan ABS transaction.
Preliminary ratings reflect initial credit enhancement levels of 38.50% for Class A Notes to 30.50% for Class B Notes. Credit enhancement consists of overcollateralisation, subordination (in the case of Class A Notes) to a Funded Reserve Account at Closing and Excess Spread.
THRM 2022-2 is the fourth securitization for Theorem Partners LLC (“Theorem”). Theorem is a research-driven investment manager that uses data science and machine learning to primarily purchase unsecured personal loans from various market lending platforms. THRM 2022-2 is supported solely by cash flow from unsecured consumer loans purchased by Theorem from Upstart Network, Inc. (“Upstart”), Marlette Funding, LLC (“Marlette), LendingClub Bank, National Association (“LendingClub”), Upgrade, Inc. (“Upgrade”) and Prosper Funding LLC (“Prosper”).
KBRA applied its global ABS rating methodology for consumer loans, as well as its global structured financial counterparty methodology and its global ESG rating methodology as part of its analysis of the underlying collateral pool of the transaction, the proposed capital structure and historical data on gross losses of the theorem. KBRA has conducted operational reviews of Theorem and each of the platform vendors and has conducted monitoring of recent securitizations of each platform. KBRA will also review the operational agreements and legal opinions of the transaction prior to closing.
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyzes that consider factors that may affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key factor in changing the credit rating or rating outlook) can be viewed in the full rating report mentioned above.
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