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  • Fund performance
    A round-up of fund performance click here.

    1 month ago
  • Lenders turn to quality over quantity

    Bond and loan volumes dropped in August amid signs that US investors are taking a safety-first approach: 46% of issuance was made up of loans rated BB-/Ba3, compared to 33% earlier this year

    2 months ago
  • Fund performance
    A round-up of fund performance

    2 months ago
  • Investors go first in lien at loan queue

    The risk premium for second lien US loans has widened in recent months, while first lien loan margins have gone the other way. It’s a clear signal that lenders are erring on the side of caution.

    3 months ago
  • Fund performance
    A round-up of fund performance

    3 months ago
  • Investors seek oasis as new issues dry up

    US loan issuance has fallen dramatically this year, but many thirsty investors found liquidity in the secondary market or took advantage of plentiful high yield issuance in a record quarter for bonds
     

    4 months ago
  • CLO investors should be looking at CSOs

    At Creditflux’s Credit Dimensions event in New York, structured credit investors were told how synthetic CDOs fit neatly alongside CLOs, and there is no need to pick one over the other

    5 months ago
  • Investments in CSOs can be more fruitful than in CLOs

    Some CSO tranches may off er better returns and provide exposure to higher-rated credit than similar tranches of CLOs. Also, the CSO term curve is steeper and more stable than that of CLOs

    5 months ago
  • CLOs at a glance

    A round-up of CLO performance

    6 months ago
  • Fund performance

    A round-up of fund performance

    6 months ago
  • High yield bonds regain lost ground

    The US high yield bond market experienced its biggest quarter since Q4 2017, with volumes and returns rising as borrowers plumped for secured bonds and the Fed turned dovish on rates

    7 months ago
  • CLOs at a glance
    Managers focus on AUM building via new issues

    8 months ago
  • Loans recover slightly after late-2018 havoc
    Secondary loan prices have ticked higher this year, although they are still some way off the levels reached before the fourth quarter slump. However, M&As are starting to fill the new issue pipeline
     

    9 months ago
  • Keep calm and buy corporate loans
    Calm heads prevailed in 2018. Markets were volatile and risk retention was supposed to cause problems, but there was no need to panic and volumes went on to break records set in 2014

    10 months ago
  • Retail fund pain is a CLO manager’s gain
    Retail funds dumped loans in record volumes late in 2018, creating ideal conditions for CLOs to capitalise with performing credits available in the mid-90s for the first time in years

    10 months ago
  • Loan volumes fall in Europe but rise in US
    European CLO managers seem to be eating into the loan market with more appetite than their, US counterparts, who are perhaps spoiled for choice. But background risks lurk in both markets

    11 months ago
  • Europe adapts to harsher CLO climate
    The European CLO market survived the financial crisis and ensuing risk retention obligations. Conditions remain tough, but we expect a 25% increase in the number of active managers

    1 year ago
  • Buy and hold isn’t only option for CLO equity
    New US CLO equity is being more regularly flipped into b-wics. Figures suggest that equity pieces of 2017 and 2018 US deals made up 22% of the b-wic market over the past four quarters

    1 year ago
  • Widening whisks market back to 2017
    Right now, CLO volumes are healthy and the list of active managers is steadily growing. But with CLO liability spreads reverting to where they were a year ago, some issuers are a little nervous.

    1 year ago
  • New issues keep managers busy in summer season
    New issue loans made up 74.1% of volumes in August, supporting US CLO managers looking to ramp up. Spreads tightened to 368bp, but managers can’t complain — it’s much better than in Q1

    1 year ago
  • Loan market finds balance as spreads edge wider
    New issue volumes were robust in July with relatively few loan refinancings getting done. Loan portfolio managers say the loan market is finally balanced, having been in favour of borrowers

    1 year ago
  • Consumer lending: questions pile up for debt collectors
    Cabot’s failed IPO has hit bonds across the debt collection sector – and made investors much more cautious. By Euan Hagger

    1 year ago
  • Who predicted $145 billion of issuance?
    That went better than expected: US risk retention came in, and $145 billion of global new issuance later, it’s clear that CLOs aren’t disappearing. By Tanvi Gupta and Sam Robinson

    1 year ago
  • Managers pick spots on CLO curve
    As refi volumes slowed through 2017, the term curve for CLOs steepened, leading managers to vary their deal tenors as they sought to hit the evolving sweet spot.

    2 years ago
  • CLO managers return to new issues
    The frenetic pace of refis and resets slowed in the third quarter as CLO managers – new and old – turned their attention to building assets

    2 years ago

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