Demand for an all- or mostly Asian name collateralised debt obligation (CDO) is clearly here; every banker, investor and portfolio manager Asia Risk spoke to agrees. Yet most investment banks are not obliging. If demand should typically dictate supply, then what are the limitations of the Asian market in facilitating structured credit deals? And which asset classes would the sell side, both local and foreign, expect to see behind the first all-Asian CDO?
Lack of diversification, number of credit