The $1 Trillion CLO Market – “It’s Just You and the Pool"
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The market for collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs") has had a record year, with over $1 trillion in new issuances, refinancings and resets globally so far. Debt and equity investors are clamoring for more. What’s fueling the boom in securitizations and leveraged loans, and what’s on the horizon for 2022?

In this episode, host Allan Marks and alternative finance partner Sean M. Solis explore the market impacts of a yield-starved, “risk-on” investment climate, massive liquidity and low interest rates on CLOs and other structured products. They discuss how CLOs have evolved since the 2008 financial crisis, what is driving investment in these complex derivative instruments, and prospects for innovation in deal terms, financial regulation and structural protections. 

About the Speakers

Sean M. Solis is a partner in the firm’s Alternative Investments Practice. He counsels US and international asset managers and hedge funds in connection with tens of billions of dollars of transactions across a wide variety of collateralized loan obligation transactions as well as other complex structured credit financing arrangements.

Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.

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