CLO issuance is already 55 percent above last year's exceptionally strong pace. With new paper coming to market and a frenzy of refinancing and resetting activity, there is no denying that CLOs are hot. Read on to learn more.
Adding to the layering of risks, the majority of the loans (84%) originally paid only interest, and no principal, at the time of origination; however, all 506 loans have passed their initial, fixed-rate period, eliminating some potential for reset shock.
It's another example of what appears to be tailoring tranches to meet the tenor and yield requirements of specific investors; the deal, GMS Euro CLO 2014-1, was also upsized to €508 million from €368.3 million originally.