Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis -10/31/2016

U.S. CLOs posted their best month since June 2015 with issuance of $8.4 billion in October, taking year to date issuance to $54.5 billion. In addition to new issuance, much of the energy in October was focused on refinancings and resets in advance of the upcoming risk retention deadline. After the new regulation comes into effect on December 24, compliance with risk retention rules will be required for deals that refinance…