Two days left for submissions to annual CLO awards

The deadline for submissions for Creditflux’s 13th annual awards is fast approaching – managers have until Friday, 21 May, to make sure their CLOs, CLO funds and direct lending funds are in consideration.

118 different CLO managers currently list their reports on CLO-i and are therefore eligible for consideration in this year’s awards. Managers who wish to submit and have not yet done so should contact with the submission form attached to make sure Creditflux has access to their reports.

CLO fund managers can also make sure their funds are submitted, the only requirement being that they are listed in Creditflux’s credit hedge fund database. For the first time this year we will be looking at “new” CLO funds, those launched after March but before October of last year, to highlight the top performing funds raised to take advantage of the dislocation in the CLO market. To list, please send the submission form for open-ended or closed-ended funds to

2020 was also a banner year for direct lending, with many direct lenders weathering tough market conditions to emerge strongly in 2021. Submissions for this category will be open until the 29 May, and submission forms can also be sent to

Finalists will be announced in the August issue of the Creditflux magazine, and the winners will be announced at the Manager Awards dinner at the Landmark Hotel in London following the Credit Symposium on 8 September.

For a full list of categories please see below. Details on criteria are available within the submission forms.



Award Categories
Best new US CLO
Best new European CLO
Best European CLO
Best US boutique CLO manager
Best European boutique CLO manager
Best redeemed US CLO
Best redeemed European CLO
Best middle-market CLO
Best new middle-market CLO
Best bond-flex CLO
Best European direct lending fund
Best US direct lending Fund
Best closed-end CLO fund
Best CLO fund
Best new CLO fund
Best US CLO manager
Best European CLO manager
Creditflux manager of the year



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