Cdos up until today

CDOs, which came into being more than a decade ago, are structured fixed income securities with cash flows linked to the performance of debt instruments. The underlying collateral backing a CDO consists of one or more types of debt, including high yield bonds, emerging market corporate and sovereign debt and subordinated securities from structured transactions.

According to information from Lehman's, the motivation for issuing CDOs, which are issued by commercial banks, insurance companies and