Sixty percent of CLO managers, arrangers and investors believe that this year’s red-hot collateralized loan obligation issuance volume will surpass 2013’s near-record volume – and some believe it may even top the pre-crisis high-water mark, according to a mid-year survey by Thomson Reuters LPC.

With $54 billion already reached in new CLO issuance in 2014 – including $32 billion thus far in the second quarter— volume is now 33 percent above the pace set last year, which ended with $82 billion in CLOs being issued, according to Thomson Reuters. The record is the $88.9 billion volume issued in 2007.

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