'Promising' year ahead for CDOs

The coming year holds "much promise" for global CDOs, according to analysts at Derivative Fitch, the rating agency's new specialist group for credit derivatives.

New ways of packaging risk - such as CPDOs (constant proportion debt obligations), as well as advances in CPPI (constant proportion portfolio insurance) - and the new analytical models these new structures require will grow the market. And new players such as hedge funds and credit opportunity funds will "join this growing bandwagon"

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