Although challenges have accelerated for certain segments of the U.S. retail industry, the exposure to troubled retail in U.S. structured finance sectors is limited, posing small-to-modest risks for some asset classes.
In Europe, €1.6 billion of new collateralized loan obligations priced during the month July, taking issuance volume for the year to date to €10 billion across 25 deals. That's in line with the €9.7 billion issued during same period last year.
So-called transitional lending has traditionally been kept on balance sheet; but it’s become attractive to bundle the loans for transactions called (take a deep breath) commercial real estate collateralized loan obligations. Can investors stomach the features these deals sported before the crisis?
Triumph Capital Advisors doubled its business with a risk-retention driven acquisition of Doral Bank's CLO assets in 2015; the same regs spurred its spin-off as a separately capitalized vehicle to Pine Brook under CEO Gibran Mahmud.