Structured credit landscape revives the basics

Credit goes back to basics

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Innovative credit structures that flourished in the years leading up to the financial crisis are now nowhere to be seen. Highly leveraged products and strategies that represented the peak of complexity but performed poorly in stressed markets – such as credit default obligations (CDOs) squared, constant proportion portfolio insurance strategies for credit portfolios and constant portfolio debt obligations (CPDOs) – were shelved at the onset of a crisis that left many credit products facing mark-

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