With so much emphasis and intense focus placed lately on the current liquidity problem existing in the mortgage-backed securities market, portfolio managers at Federated Investors feel that certain opportunities for value - particularly in structured product sectors - are often neglected.

"Everybody has been so focused in on liquidity that I think some investors ignore the fact that collateralized mortgage obligations often make sense in a portfolio," said Kathleen Foody-Malus, vice president and MBS department head at Pittsburgh-based Federated.

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