Active Loan Trading

Frank J. Fabozzi*, Sven Klingler, Pia Mølgaard, Mads Stenbo Nielsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstrakt

Using a novel dataset of leveraged loan trades executed by managers of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), we document the importance of “active loan trades” – trades executed at a manager’s discretion. More active trading increases the returns to CLO equity investors, lowers collateral portfolio default rates, and increases the manager’s chances of closing a new deal. Examining the observed loan trades, we find that more active CLOs trade at better prices than less active CLOs, selling leveraged loans earlier and before they get downgraded. Our findings suggest that more active CLOs are better at anticipating deteriorations in loan credit quality.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer100868
TidsskriftJournal of Financial Intermediation
Vol/bind46
Antal sider17
ISSN1042-9573
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2021

Bibliografisk note

Published online: 25 May 2020.

Emneord

  • Active management
  • Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs)
  • Market efficiency
  • Structured finance
  • Syndicated loans

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