With six CDOs under its belt and the team complete, RBS Greenwich Capital is looking to grow into a powerhouse in the sector in 2004. Although the focus of the RBS Greenwich team will remain in its historical areas of expertise — real estate and structured finance — Managing Director Fred Matera said RBS "is not limited to any one sector and we are always looking for arbitrage in other collateral."

RBS Greenwich's first-ever lead role on a CDO was on behalf of REIT Redwood Trust, a $285 million deal backed by MBS collateral, named Acacia CDO 1. Redwood has since priced two additional real estate CDOs, the most recent last October, all via RBS Greenwich as lead manager.

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