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

Echoing recent forecasts that project another banner year for CLO issuance, several investment leaders speaking at a CLO investor conference Tuesday saw nothing standing in the way of new issuance totaling between $60-70 billion in 2014—even with a near standstill in the market in January when investors fretted over the potential impact Volcker Rule compliance would have on bank CLO holdings.

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