Investors look to super-senior risk

New angles

Leveraged super-senior collateralised debt obligation (CDO) notes are making super-senior risk attractive to a wider investor base. Prior to the emergence of this product, which banks started marketing earlier this year, monolines and reinsurers were the primary buyers of super-senior risk. Now that banks are applying leverage to super-senior tranches and selling them in note form, investors previously uninterested in buying this low-yielding piece of the capital structure are beginning to buy.

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