The criteria for CDO league tables will change this month as Thomson Financial unveils six new tables in its second quarter wrap-up, anticipated this week or next. Not since their inception have CDO league tables garnered such attention and the speculation is that a shakeup in the underwriter rankings will follow.

The changing criteria, seen as a much-needed one by CDO sources, came via the impetus of The Bond Market Association's CDO Committee, which undertook a review of the criteria and worked with Thomson Financial to create criteria more reflective of today's complex CDO market.

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