Moody's Investors Service said last week it will begin providing monthly reports on the individual asset exposures by CDO category and vintage within 650 U.S. cash flow transactions issued between 1996 and 2005. While the rating agency is initially tracking the five primary deal types - arbitrage cash flow CBOs, arbitrage cash flow CLOs, emerging market CDOs, investment-grade arbitrage cash flow CBOs and resecuritizations - it intends to add to its list static synthetic CDOs, trust preferred security CDOs and small and middle entity CDOs.

The move to provide the data to the CDO community comes on the heels of a decision to begin publicly tracking the performance of CDO equity on a monthly basis. Both decisions, rating agency representatives said, were a result of client requests for more information on the relatively opaque, but rapidly growing, CDO market.

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