Purchases by U.S. CLO managers spiked to 63% in the fourth quater of 2016, as loan priced climbed to their highest levels since the second quarter of 2015.

According to Thomson Reuters LPC, buying activity reached $35.42 billion in the quarter, compared with $21.18 billion of selling. The total trading volume of $56.6 billion in the quarter up 7% growth from the $52.9 billion level in the third quarter.

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