Go ‘overweight’ in CLOs next year, says BofA


Go ‘overweight’ in CLOs next year, says BofA

Market participants should take advantage of any spread widening in CLOs between now and year end, said Bank of America research analysts, as they predict that bonds throughout the capital stack will rally in 2020.

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  • Direct lending no threat to syndicated debt

    Direct lending funds have raised more money than ever this year, and are writing ever bigger cheques in the sort of investments usually done by broad syndication. However, in all but a handful of cases, syndicated financing is the better option.

  • CLOs deserve a fair trial

    Collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) are on trial with regulators and central banks around the world, standing accused of being the financial instrument most likely to cause the next financial crisis. The prosecution, however, needs to look at the the facts.

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Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
1 107.19 360 10.28%
2 97.97 283 9.40%
3 80.50 256 7.72%
4 79.63 259 7.64%
5 72.09 237 6.91%