What are the economic and practical effects of COVID-19 on the European CLO market?

Reprinted from: LexisNexis Banking and Finance | May 12, 2020

Collateralised loan obligation (CLO) transactions have long been a prolific investor in sub-investment grade corporate debt both in Europe and the US. The combination of the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 and the related respiratory disease (coronavirus (COVID-19), the impact of coronavirus on such corporate debt and the CLO market’s reliance on such corporate debt has, very quickly, created a perfect storm affecting various aspects of the European CLO market.

Claire Puddicombe, David Quirolo, and Daniel Tobias discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the European CLO market.