Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis -12/12/2016

2016 MM CLO volume hits highest level post credit crisis

While the upcoming risk retention rules have certainly slowed broadly syndicated CLO volume in 2016, the middle market has bucked the trend. Middle market CLO issuance has reached US$7.7bn so far in 2016, surpassing last year’s $5.8bn and reaching the highest level since 2007. This is a pleasant surprise as most managers that took LPC’s Middle Market Investor Survey at the beginning of the year were only expecting to see around US $4.5bn in issuance this year…