Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 4/17/2017

CLO issuance is on track to meet or exceed market forecast in 2017

Apr 17 2017 TR V2

One third of loan arrangers, CLO arrangers and managers surveyed by Thomson Reuters LPC expect CLO issuance could reach or exceed $70bn this year. But challenges remain including a lack of new issue supply and complying with risk retention. Amidst the ongoing loan repricing wave, spreads on CLO AAA liabilities have also been tightening but equity returns remain challenged.