New York - As the number of commercial real estate CDO transactions increases, analysts and investors are calling for improved surveillance in a market that still lacks transparency, according to speakers at the Information Management Network's Second Annual Real Estate CDO Symposium held here last week. To that end, ratings agencies are attempting to provide at least some information on this somewhat opaque market, beginning with the managers themselves.

Standard & Poor's has a collateral manager focus group that publishes background information about the collateral managers, including their deal history and investment philosophy, said panelist James Palmisano, managing director at S&P.

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