Daily News: August 21, 2013

Bloomberg: CLO Refis at $50B Seen Rewarding Riskiest Issues


Bloomberg reported that about $50 billion of collateralized loan obligations may be refinanced in the next two years, rewarding holders of the most speculative portions of the funds at the expense of AAA investors, citing the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

The article noted that BlackRock, Ares Management and other firms have refinanced more than $2 billion of CLOs this year, and an additional $8 billion sold in 2011 will be able to cut interest payments by the end of 2013, according to RBS. Restrictions preventing more than $40 billion of 2012 investments from doing the same will be lifted in 2014, according to RBS.

To read the full Bloomberg article click here.