A singular success



Last year’s newcomer to the collateralized debt obligation market—the single-tranche CDO—may prove to be the most resilient of its breed, as the fallout from Parmalat’s default trickles through the synthetic CDO market, triggering downgrades galore.

Most single-tranche deals are transacted privately between collateral managers and a single investor, and have a greater capability of making substitutions in the reference pool. These deals are considered easier to restructure in the wake of a c

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