Despite potential regulatory hurdles and dire reports on the decreasing quality of assets backing collateralized loan obligations, structured credit experts said they see almost no letup in investor demand in the foreseeable future.

Echoing recent forecasts for another banner year for CLO issuance, several investment leaders speaking at an industry conference April 22-23 saw nothing standing in the way of volume totaling between $60-70 billion in 2014—notwithstanding the near standstill in the market in January, when investors fretted over the potential impact that Volcker Rule compliance would have on bank holdings.

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