CDO market to reach $2 trillion by end 2006


The notional size of the collateralised debt obligation (CDO) market should reach $2 trillion by the end of next year, up a third from its current size of $1.5 trillion.

Consultancy Celent argues that dealers will have to specialise their activities due to the complex nature of the market. Increased investor demand as spreads tighten in other asset classes, alongside greater need by banks to lay off the risk of loans as Basel II is phased in, will continue to drive the CDO market's growth. Th

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