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European CLO Summit

When: October 9, 2018 Where: London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London Organiser: Opal The summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At the event they can learn the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of asset-backed finance. An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors. Topics to be covered include: the current state and outlook for the global CLO market; CLO equity; CLOS, a tool to fund the real economy; how to analyse structural features of a CLO; CLO 2.0’s evolution not revolution, market backdrop and themes; manager screening and evaluation; securitisation and market place lending (P2P); CLO markets in a regulated environment/ risk retention; evaluating leveraged loan market performance and direction; relative value in the CLO market; launching a new CLO; how to construct a CLO; and successful CLO management strategies and structures in the current environment.

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