CLO supply to improve, but risk retention ruling could dent European demand

A ruling last week by a US court exempting CLO managers from risk retention rules should boost supply of US CLOs, though demand may suffer, as regulated European investors will no longer be able to buy into US deals, said bankers. Likewise, European CLO spreads may tighten as the supply of compliant paper dwindles.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 12 Feb 2018

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled last Friday that US CLO managers should be exempt from risk retention requirements in a surprise judgment that supported the arguments made by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association against federal regulatory agencies.

The LSTA filed a lawsuit against ...

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