Collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) have taken a pummelling in 2002. According to Moody’s there have been roughly 140 downgrades of the products so far this year.
Yet Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard insists there is still a market for these structures. “While it’s true that there has been some bad press for CDOs this year, I would not say that it jeopardises our business. People who bought CDOs for the right reasons – for exposure to an asset class with a certain risk-reward profile – wi