The volume of "true" new-issue CLOs (excluding reissued deals of existing collateralized loan portfolios) have declined for four consecutive months after February's high-water 2018 mark of $14.7 billion. But JPMorgan maintains its $115 billion-$130 billion annualized forecast.
Just over 20% of the balance are hotel loans, including the second-largest loan in the collateral pool, a $59.9 million portion of a $132.9 million loan used in a cashout refinancing of the Hilton Clearwater.
Credit Suisse's plan for consumer relief in a multibillion-dollar Department of Justice settlement related to residential mortgage-backed securities could reduce the costs involved, according to the settlement monitor's first report.
New issuance of U.S. collateralized loan obligations reached $11.9 billion across 24 deals, taking year-to-date volume past $72.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters LPC. The eight-month total is higher than the total issuance for all of 2016.