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CLO Hysteria: Fact versus Fiction

Ten years have passed since the financial crisis and many pundits are using this arbitrary anniversary to prognosticate the next great financial calamity. This week, CLOs take their turn in the spotlight.

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Widening Senior Loan Spreads Offer Value

Despite increasing credit risk, we believe loans will dampen portfolio volatility this year, much as the asset class did in 2018.

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The BBB-Rated Expanse: A Mass of Fallen-Angels or a Gentle Giant?

Headlines only focus on leverage—but there’s more to the story.

Is Tech the Next Credit Bubble?

May 9, 2018

The strong growth in technology debt over the past decade has raised concerns that a bubble may be forming. However, a closer look at the data reveals that tech fundamentals are generally healthy.

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How Protected are RMBS Investments from Natural Disasters?

October 4, 2017

Risks posed by recent storms are accounted for within RMBS structures and evaluated by investors. However, given the magnitude of the potential devastation associated with these recent storms in such a short time period, it is prudent to reassess this risk.

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Assessing the Likely Impact of Recent Storms

September 14, 2017

As we were recently reminded, hurricanes, like other natural disasters, have the potential to be devastating and disrupting events. As Florida and Texas begin the recovery and rebuilding process, historical context provides perspective about the likely impact these storms will have.

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VIX: How low can it go (and why should investors care)?

August 17, 2017

Eight years into the slow and steady recovery of the economy and markets, complacency has hit record highs. As the era of complacency continues, we take a closer look at how investors are positioned and why it makes sense to add a little protection to your portfolio before volatility returns.

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