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  • October 5, 2021

    European Leveraged Finance Spotlight - 2021 Recap & Road Ahead

    Duration: 45 minutes

    In 2021, so far, the European Leverage Finance Market has turned out to be much more robust, liquid and accommodating than many market participants had thought – default levels remain low and private equity activity has flourished even during these pandemic times. In this webinar, S&P Global Market Intelligence and S&P Global Ratings delves into this topic further, highlighting:

    • Key issuance, structure and secondary market trends
    • The default & recovery outlook; credit and sector insights
    • The outlook for 2022 and beyond

     

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  • July 28, 2021

    From Recovery to Overdrive: LCD’s Q2 Leveraged Loan/CLO Market Analysis & Outlook

    Duration: 60 minutes

    In this webinar, our leveraged finance thought leaders from S&P Global Market Intelligence and LCD detail the past quarter’s trends in the leveraged loan, CLO and high-yield bond markets, and provide an outlook for the second half of 2021.

    Join us for a discussion of the following topics:

    • U.S. Economic outlook, with a focus on inflation expectations and impact
    • Loan Supply: Sky-high leveraged loan issuance, amid a rush to floating-rate debt
    • Loan Demand: Unprecedented CLO activity as investors search for yield
    • U.S. high yield bond performance/analysis

     

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  • June 14, 2021

    Root and Branch: ESG’s Emergence in the Global Leveraged Finance Market

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Please join leveraged finance and economic thought leaders from LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Global and The Carlyle Group in a complimentary webinar as they detail the rising role of ESG in the global leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets.

    Topics include:

    • Overview: The growing, evolving world of sustainable investing and finance
    • Leveraged loans & high-yield bonds: Increasing usage of ESG/sustainability-linked structure
    • Q&A with Carlyle's Sam Lukaitis: ESG challenges and approaches in loan/bond markets
    • ESG performance/returns: How these deals stack up vs more traditional debt

     

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  • April 12, 2021

    Leveraged Finance | Spotlight on France 2021

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Watch our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks in the Leveraged Finance Market in France. During this webinar, we cover:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the Leveraged Finance Market in France and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • A view on key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

     

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  • May 24, 2021

    Leveraged Finance: Spotlight on Nordics

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join us for our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks in the Leveraged Finance Market in The Nordics. During this webinar, we cover:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the Leveraged Finance Market in The Nordics and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • A view on key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

     

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  • May 10, 2021

    Leveraged Finance: Spotlight on Italy

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join us for our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks in the Leveraged Finance Market in Italy. During this webinar, we cover:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the Leveraged Finance Market in Italy and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • A view on key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

     

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  • April 26, 2021

    Leveraged Finance: Spotlight on Spain

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join us for our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks in the Leveraged Finance Market in Spain. During this webinar, we cover:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the Leveraged Finance Market in Spain and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • A view on key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

     

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  • April 20, 2021

    LCD Market Review - Q1 2021: From Trough to Froth

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Our leveraged finance and economic thought leaders from S&P Global, Market Intelligence and LCD regroup one year after COVID crash to discuss the U.S. leveraged loan market. 

    Join this complimentary webinar to discuss the following topics with us:

    • The tumultuous year in US leveraged loan market, from record lows to sky highs.
    • Economic outlook, with emphasis on US recovery and pandemic-affected segments.
    • What’s in store for leveraged finance players? We share the findings of the LCD’s new Leveraged Finance Survey.
    • High yield bond market performance, with an eye on inflation.
    • Default forecasts for U.S. and Europe.

     

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  • March 29, 2021

    Leveraged Finance: Spotlight on Germany

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join us for our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks on the Leveraged Finance Market in Germany. During this webinar, we will cover:

    • COVID-19 impact on the Leveraged Finance Market in Germany and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • A view on key S&P Global Ratings’ rating changes within the sector

    Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and key market assumptions

     

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  • March 15, 2021

    Leveraged Finance: Spotlight on Benelux 2021

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join us for our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks across the Benelux Leveraged Finance Market. During this webinar, we will cover:

    • COVID-19 impact on the Leveraged Finance Market across Benelux and Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • S&P Global Ratings’ rating changes within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and key market assumptions

     

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  • January 27, 2021

    LCD Leveraged Finance Market Review: Q4 2020

    Duration: 1 hour

    After a wild 2020, the leveraged finance markets look to 2021. Debt issuance exploded in some corners of the market last year, and struggled in others, while defaults piled up. In our latest quarterly webinar, LCD will look at performance in 2020 and expectations for 2021, with special emphasis on the all-important CLO investor class, as well as a global economic outlook.

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  • March 1, 2021

    Leveraged Finance: Spotlight on the UK & Ireland 2021

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join us for our annual Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series 2021. In this session you will find out more about the key developments and potential risks in the Leveraged Finance Market in the UK & Ireland. During this webinar, we cover:

    • COVID-19 impact on the Leveraged Finance Market in the UK & Ireland and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within primary and secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • S&P Global Ratings’ rating changes within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and key market assumptions

     

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  • October 22, 2020

    LCD Leveraged Finance Market Review: Q3 2020

    Duration: 1 hour

    Amid the leveraged finance market's recovery following the onset of COVID-19, issuers and investors are now eyeing opportunity. Join thought leaders from LCD, S&P Global, and S&P Global Ratings for our Q3 leveraged finance market review to discuss:

    • The broader economic outlook for year-end, and beyond
    • Heightened M&A and LBO loan issuance during Q3
    • High-yield bond issuers looking to extend the maturity wall

  • September 23, 2020

    Navigating CLOs and Leveraged Finance Markets in a COVID World

    Duration: 45 minutes

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the related measures put in place to contain the virus have had a significant impact on corporate loan issuers. As a result, the leveraged finance and CLO markets have been of particular interest to investors. Join speakers from S&P Global Ratings and S&P Global Market Intelligence as we review CLO performance during 2020 and expectations for these markets going forward.

  • August 5, 2020

    2020-2021 Energy Sector Capital, Distressed Debt Markets and Restructuring Outlook

    Duration: 1 hour

    This is the second webinar in the "2020 Energy Outlook and Managing Pandemic-Related Risk: What CRO's Need to Know" webinar series hosted by S&P Global Global Market Intelligence, the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO), and the Alliance Risk Group.

    In these unprecedented times born out of the global pandemic, this session will review the North American capital and debt markets and restructuring outlook for 2020-2021.  Our expert speakers will discuss the outlook and actions organizations should be taking today to right-size their organizations’ capital adequacy. LCD Research Director, Rachelle Kakouris will highlight the performance and current distress of leveraged loans in the oil and gas sector. 

  • July 23, 2020

    LCD Quarterly Market Review – Q2 2020: Marking an Uneven Road to Recovery

    Duration: 1 hour

    Listen in as leveraged finance and economic thought leaders from S&P Global Market Intelligence and LCD detail the fundamental shift underway in the U.S. leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • July 20, 2020

    Leveraged Finance Spotlight: UK & Ireland

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Access this on-demand webinar to find out more about the key developments and potential risks in the leveraged finance market the UK & Ireland. Join our subject matter experts as they cover:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the leveraged finance market in the UK, Ireland and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within Primary and Secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • Key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

  • July 14, 2020

    Leveraged Finance Spotlight: The Nordics

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Listen to our complimentary webinar to learn more about the key developments and potential risks in the Nordic leveraged finance market. During this webinar, our thought leaders discuss:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the leveraged finance market in The Nordics and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within Primary and Secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • Key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

  • June 22, 2020

    Leveraged Finance – Spotlight on Italy

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Luke Millar (Senior Associate Editor, LCD) and David Gillmor (Director, S&P Global Ratings) highlight the key developments and potential risks in the leveraged finance market within Italy.

    Access this complimentary, on-demand webinar to gain insights from S&P Global experts on:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the leveraged finance market in Italy and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within Primary and Secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • Key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

  • June 8, 2020

    Leveraged Finance – Spotlight on Spain

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Luke Millar (Senior Associate Editor, LCD) and David Gillmor (Director, S&P Global Ratings) highlight the key developments and potential risks in the leveraged finance market within Spain.

    Access this complimentary, on-demand webinar to gain insights from S&P Global experts on:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the leveraged finance market in Spain and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within Primary and Secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • Key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

  • May 12, 2020

    COVID-19 Impacts in Leveraged Finance: A Look at Distress, CLOs, & Credit Quality

    Duration: 30 minutes

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has resulted in many negative ratings actions, with further risk migration and higher default rates expected.

    Join LCD thought leaders as they discuss:

    • A brief timeline of COVID-19’s leveraged finance challenges High-yield issuance, pricing and returns trends from Q1 2020
    • An examination of the Coronavirus crisis vs the 2008 Recession, with a look at distress, CLOs, and credit quality
    • The loan market response – downgrades, extensions and more.
    • The national impact on COVID-19 loan distress
    • An update on key market assumptions

  • May 4, 2020

    Leveraged Finance – Spotlight on France

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Luke Millar (Senior Associate Editor, LCD) and David Gillmor (Director, S&P Global Ratings) highlight the key developments and potential risks in the leveraged finance market within Spain.

    Access this complimentary, on-demand webinar to gain insights from S&P Global experts on:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the leveraged finance market in Spain and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within Primary and Secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • Key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

  • April 24, 2020

    LCD Quarterly Market Review – Q1 2020: High-Yield and Leveraged Loans in the Age of Coronavirus

    Duration: 1 Hour

    The latest iteration of our quarterly high-yield market webinar features insights on how COVID-19 has impacted leveraged finance and the broader U.S. economy.

    Listen in as thought leaders from S&P Global, LCD, and Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors share analysis on:

    • The current state of the U.S. economy and pandemic-induced legislation

    • High-yield issuance, pricing and returns trends from Q1 2020
    • Default outlooks for speculative-grade debt by corporate sector
    • Rising distress and downgrades in the leveraged finance market

  • April 16, 2020

    Leveraged Finance - Spotlight on Germany

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Luke Millar (Senior Associate Editor, LCD) and David Gillmor (Director, S&P Global Ratings) team up to underscore the key developments and potential risks in the leveraged finance market within Germany.

    Join this complimentary, on-demand webinar and our panel of S&P Global experts as they discuss:

    • How COVID-19 has impacted the leveraged finance market in Germany and across Europe
    • Changing dynamics within Primary and Secondary markets due to COVID-19
    • A view on key S&P Global Ratings’ downgrades within the sector
    • Insight into S&P Global Ratings’ process and update on key market assumptions

  • April 7, 2020

    Coronavirus: The Global Impact

    Duration: 1 Hour

    The coronavirus outbreak has caused widespread uncertainty across global markets, as countries and regions battle to contain the spread of the pandemic. Bringing together the breadth of S&P Global’s news and research teams, this webinar will provide insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on the global economy and on specific industries.

    Register for this upcoming webinar and join our panel of S&P Global experts as they discuss:

    • The impact of Coronavirus on economic growth
    • How the outbreak has affected global supply chains and trade
    • The stress on specific sectors as indicated by leveraged loans
    • The tech industry’s response to the crisis

  • January 27, 2020

    Q419 High-Yield Market Review: 2019 in Review, Market Trends & 2020 Outlook

    Duration: 1 Hour

    LCD's latest webinar on the U.S. high-yield market, including Q4 stats and trends, is now available on-demand.

    This quarter's presentation includes:

    • Luke Millar (Director – LCD) highlights global high-yield market activity for the year, including issuance, yields, and cross-quarter activity.
    • Martin Fridson (CIO – Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors LLC) reviews high-yield returns in 2019 and the 2010s as a decade, including distressed and risk-adjusted returns.
    • Nick Kraemer (Sr. Director, Global Fixed Income Research – S&P Global Ratings) examines the divergence between the U.S. and European speculative-grade markets, with call-outs to each sector’s average spreads, default rates, and financing conditions.
    • Beth Ann Bovino (Chief U.S. Economist – S&P Global) shares her review of global economic activity in 2019, key trends to monitor such as the US-China trade war, and an outlook for 2020

     

    LCD presents these high-yield market updates each quarter and they are complimentary with your registration. The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

  • October 16, 2019

    3Q19 high yield analysis: Fridson, defaults, more

    Duration: 1 Hour

    LCD's most-recent webinar detailing trends and activity in the third-quarter U.S. high yield market is now available on-demand.

    This quarter's presentation includes:

    • LCD's Martin Fridson with a look at total returns by credit quality, total returns by industry, option-adjusted spread change, relative-value analysis by industry, and fair value: loans vs bonds
    • LCD's John Atkins, who details 3Q high yield issuance (with a focus on refinancings), plunging yields in the sector, trading market performance, and LBO activity
    • Nick Kraemer, of S&P Global Ratings Research, with a look at how the hunt for yield in today's market might be misplacing level of risk, how downgrades will likely mean an increased default rate, and the all-important B- sector, and its potential impact on CLOs.

    LCD presents these high-yield market updates each quarter and they are complimentary (though we ask you to register). The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

  • July 16, 2019

    Quarterly High Yield Market Review (LCD) - Q2 2019

    Duration: 1 Hour

    LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence's free, on-demand webinar detailing the second-quarter high yield market is now available.

    This presentation features analysis from Marty Fridson of LCD, along with Nick Kraemer and diane Vazza of S&P Global Fixed Income Rsearch.

    LCD presents these high-yield market updates each quarter. The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

  • April 17, 2019

    The High Yield Markets: 1Q 2019 Update

    Duration: 30 minutes

    LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence’s webinar providing insight on the first-quarter 2019 high-yield markets is now available to view free, on-demand.

    This presentation features analysis from Marty Fridson of Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, along with Luke Millar and Ruth Yang of LCD.

    LCD presents these high-yield market updates each quarter. The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

  • January 28, 2019

    The Global High Yield Markets: 2019’s Opportunities and Pitfalls

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Topics covered in this webinar include

    •  An overview of 2018 U.S. high yield performance

    •  Historical perspective on the late 2018/early 2019 downturn

    •  Is the distress ratio signaling a recession? How reliable is this predictor?

    •  Deal flow in the face of rising credit risk: 2019 outlook in the U.S. and European high yield markets

    •  Risks and opportunities in today’s global high yield market

    •  Ratings performance

    •  Multi-notch downgrades

    •  Fallen angel risk

    •  Distressed and default outlook

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  • November 1, 2018

    The Downstream Impact of Current Market Dynamics

    Watch Now: A discussion about how evolving regulations, credit structure, and market fundamentals may impact investors when the credit cycle turns. 

    S&P Global Market Intelligence's Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD) team and a panel of experts discuss the evolution of the market since 2008, current loan dynamics (including the rise of the middle market and cov-lite), and what portfolio managers should think about in managing the risks associated with today’s market.

    Panel topics include:

    – Covenant erosion
    – Unrestricted versus restricted subsidiaries
    – Portability: What is it, and why are people talking about it?
    – What will recovery rates look like after the next downturn?
    – How does the current market (peak?) stack up vs 2007/08?
    – What will the market see in 2019?

  • October 19, 2018

    The High Yield Markets: 3Q 2018 Update

    LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence’s webinar detailing the third-quarter 2018 high-yield markets, and a look ahead to the fourth quarter, is now available to view free, on-demand.

    This presentation features analysis from Marty Fridson of LCD and Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, along with John Atkins, Luke Millar, and Ruth Yang of LCD.

    LCD presents these high-yield market updates each quarter. The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

  • October 11, 2018

    M&A Overview with Focused Insight in the Debt and Private Equity Markets

    Transaction activity has always been impacted by numerous outside factors. Recent complications include Brexit, trade wars, and tariffs. With numerous potential influences, what is the current state of the market based on these latest trends?

    Join S&P Global Market Intelligence for a complimentary webinar, where industry experts will share their insights while focusing on the M&A, Debt, and Private Equity transactional markets.

    Other topics include:

    •  Analyzing recent global M&A volumes and factors driving activity. What is the outlook of M&A deals for the US? 

    •  Debt markets and LBO Activity: What is the current state of the market?

    •  Deep dive into Private Equity including buy and sell-side conditions and strategies

  • July 9, 2018

    The High Yield Markets: 2Q 2018 Update

    LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence’s webinar detailing the second-quarter 2018 high yield markets, and a look ahead to the second half of the year, is now available to view free, on-demand.

    This presentation features analysis from Marty Fridson of LCD and Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, along with John Atkins, Luke Millar, and Ruth Yang of LCD.

    In this quarter’s presentation:

    •  Today’s dire high-yield headlines, vs. market realities

    •  U.S. high-yield issuance sinks …

    •  … though M&A/LBO share of market rises

    •  HY prices in the secondary soften noticeably

    •  European high-yield issuance sinks, as well …

    •  … with a host of offerings pulled from market

    •  High-yield spreads rise in the U.S. and Europe

    LCD presents these high-yield market updates each quarter. The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

  • April 4, 2018

    Webinar Replay: The High Yield Markets: 1Q 2018 Update

    LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence’s webinar detailing the First-Quarter 2018 High Yield Markets is now available to view, on-demand.

    This complimentary presentation features analysis from Marty Fridson of LCD and Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors, along with John Atkins, Luke Millar, and Ruth Yang of LCD.

    In this quarter’s presentation:

    •  Treasury yields rise while high yield sinks

    •  High yield upholds hybrid reputation

    •  High yield returns favor shorter maturities

    •  Better-rated credits underperform

    •  High yield outperforms vs better-quality comps

    •  In the red: a look at industry returns

    •  US high yield volume, pricing

    •  Europe high yield volume, LBO activity

    •  Spreads, Europe vs US

    LCD presents these high yield market updates each quarter. The charts used in the presentation are available for download.

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  • March 27, 2018

    Webinar Replay: 10 Years Down The Road - A Postmortem Of The 2008 Credit Crunch

    In 2008, the U.S. and European loan markets ground to a halt following unprecedented bull market activity.

    As we enter the third year of the current bull market, you're invited to join S&P Global Market Intelligence for a discussion on how the markets have changed since 2008, why this bull market is different, and hear from a panel of experts about changes in investor markets and their risk management tools.

    Topics include:

    •  A brief history of the leveraged finance market, over the past 10 years

    •  A look at credit quality progression in the high yield bond market

    •  The effect of record-low volatility (?) and reduced liquidity in the high yield market

    •  Evolution of the US leveraged loan mart: size, issuer quality, covenant-lite

    •  Risk vs Reward: Now, compared to pre-Lehman

    •  The state of the CLO market

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  • January 23, 2018

    Global High Yield Markets: 2017 Review/2018 Outlook

    Featuring LCD’s high yield expert Martin Fridson. Some of the topics covered:

    •  Yields

    •  Return vs risk, by asset category (with surprising results re distressed debt)

    •  Total return, by industry

    •  Default rate forecast

    •  Poll: Will US HY spreads go up/down/unchanged in 2018?

    This webinar also features reviews/outlooks of the U.S. leveraged loan market, along with the European high yield and leveraged loan markets.

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  • July 12, 2018

    Leveraged Finance Yields (and CLOs): How Low Can They Go?

    Featuring LCD CLO reporter Andrew Park.

    Topics include:

    •  A look at record-low yields in the leveraged loan market

    •  Analysis of loan market supply (new loan issuance) vs Demand (retail investment + CLO issuance)

    •  Specifics on CLO formation

    •  Cost of borrowing: US (cheap) vs Europe (not cheap)

    •  Why CLOs are attractive investments

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