Lev loans and CLOs hit by credit slump

The dislocation in the credit markets has spread to leveraged loans and collateralised loan obligations, says Fitch Ratings in a new report. "Aggressive loan structures, in particular, will be put to a significant test over the coming year," says William May, senior director of Fitch credit market research. As with all structured finance vehicles, CLO performance is inextricably linked to the performance of the underlying collateral. As the credit crisis has affected high-yield bonds and loans,

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