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3) the possibility that Scottish Re's downgrade might affect policyholder lapse or primary insurer contract termination rates, thus, changing cash flow patterns or resulting in adverse selection.
1:1 for Q105) as credit card (45) and auto loan ABS (19) dominated total upgrades (66) while the problematic franchise loan (35) and aircraft finance (22) arenas took up most of the downgrades (59).
The downgrades of classes in the transaction are taken as a result of deterioration in the relationship between credit enhancement and future expected losses.
The five downgrades and four upgrades that occurred in the acute care sector resulted in a downgrade-to-upgrade ratio of 1.