The evolution post crisis
The 2007/2008 crisis marked a turning point in securitisation. So much has changed.
Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLOs), if structured and utilised prudently, can be key to financing the real economy by way of adding variety, flexibility and diversification to the financing/investment mix.
Our UK-practice has published a paper that sheds some light on the current situation of CLOs and future aspects. CLOs have evolved considerably over the last decade, with adjustments leading to an evolution of CLO structures to ensure they continue to appeal to investors, as well as fulfilling a useful function in the capital markets.
CLOs have a number of notable features which distinguish them from other classes of securitisation, which are explored in this paper. In addition the current state of CLO regulation in Europe (under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), and in the United States (under Dodd-Frank) are examined.
EU finance ministers’ action plan and EU Commission consultation
The ECB guidance on non-performing loans