Glut of CLOs drives decline in loan standards

A spike in the supply of US leveraged loans and CLOs has caused spreads to widen in both markets in recent weeks. While CLO managers are scrambling to satisfy demand for the product, critics say they should be doing more to protect the quality of the loans they are investing in.

  • By David Bell
  • 10 Jul 2018
CLO managers are printing new deals at record pace — the $68.1bn of new deals printed through to the end of June was the biggest ever first half of the year for the market. On top of that, loan mutual funds have posted $12.3bn of inflows in the ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,968.83 86 7.91%
2 JPMorgan 15,967.87 54 6.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 14,910.43 52 6.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.54%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,997.24 58 5.42%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,404.19 42 7.76%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.06%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.24%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.67%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.39%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.16%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.99%
3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.88%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.70%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.63%