Asian investors primed to buy more CLOs, experts say

Liquidity and diversification are drivers for demand, after US loan market’s recovery from blip

Japan authorities tightened oversight of CLOs in 2019

Investors in Asia will continue to buy US collateralised loan obligations, despite increased scrutiny from local regulators and a tumultuous spell last year in the US leveraged loan market, observers predict.

“The growth opportunity is really the greatest in Asia,” said Buo Zhang, structured product trader and structurer at Symphony Asset Management. “Asian investors are already dealing with a lot more complex derivatives especially through hedging and leverage, so they are able to understand

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