As December lunges into its year-end rally, investors still have plenty of choices left that are looming in the pipeline. At the start of last week, more than 40 deals still remained to be priced. Market players say the supply could cause some year-end softening, particularly given the choice of assets circulating in the market.

"If you look at the type of deals still out there, like the German NPL and several whole business type deals, any widening out on spreads could be more a function of deal type, and not a reflection of investor demand," a market source said.

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