Latest CLO/CDO news
CLO investors are targeting mezzanine and junior tranches of US and European deals, as wide spreads further down the capital stack lag the aggressive tightening seen in senior paper.
US CLO trading volumes last week topped the average level seen in 2016, as low supply of new issuance drives investors to the secondary market.
Carlyle released price guidance for the refinancing of its Carlyle Global Market Strategies Euro CLO 2014-2 on Monday, as the primary CLO pipeline takes a back seat to a wave of refinancing deals.
The pharmaceuticals industry is back under the microscope of US CLO players after comments on drug pricing from president-elect Donald Trump hinted at a tougher environment for drug makers under a Trump presidency.
The US CLO market is off to a slow start and managers are expecting more of the same through the first quarter of the year, as tightening in the leveraged loans market puts pressure on the economics of issuing new deals.
With pressure on banks to tighten their belts and deleverage balance sheets, in 2017 synthetic securitization could become a much bigger part of the bank treasurer’s toolkit.
Barclays, Lloyds, RBS and Santander UK all priced synthetic CLOs for risk transfer purposes just before the year-end, honing their capital positions for full year 2016 reporting. Most of the deals focused on large corporates, an asset class that fuelled much of last year’s boom in risk transfer trades, as banks seek ways to get ahead of increased Basel risk weights.
Activity in the European ABS market is being driven by issuer appetite for CLO refinancing that has gathered momentum over the otherwise quiet festive period, while a debut European CLO from US issuer HPS Investment Partners could soon surface.
Connecticut-based CLO manager Marble Point Credit Management has acquired American Capital CLO Management for an undisclosed sum, the latest in a spate of industry mergers.
Bank of Ireland has structured a synthetic securitization to transfer the risk exposure on a pool of €2.9bn business banking and corporate loan assets to a small group of international investors.
Go to GlobalCapital's Securitization data pages for our dealflow database, plus details of priced European and US CLOs and structured finance bookrunner league tables.
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|Rank||Lead Manager/Arranger||Share % by Volume|
|2||Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)||10.66|
Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $m||No of issues||Share %|
|1||SG Corporate & Investment Banking||1,260.06||2||126,006,164,037.19%|
|3||Wells Fargo Securities||430.57||1||43,057,020,785.00%|
|4||Meritz Financial Group Inc||192.86||1||19,286,162,593.99%|