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The bond sale that may solve a US$566b problem

It's the first to comply with new rules regarding commercial mortgage-backed securities

US$871 MILLION ISSUE: Wells Fargo is issuing the bonds, known as WFCM 2016-BNK1, backed by its own loans plus some from Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. All three of the banks are underwriting the securities.

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AN upcoming bond sale could determine whether Wall Street banks stay in the US$566 billion business of packaging commercial mortgages into securities.

The nearly US$871 million issue, from Wells Fargo & Co, Bank of America Corp, and Morgan Stanley, would be the first