CDO tranche

Why CDOs work

Collateralised debt obligations have largely gone under the radar since the 2007 financial meltdown, when their market collapsed. Nearly every attempt at explaining the cause of their failure pointed towards flawed assumptions in pricing models and…

Seduced by CDOs

The insurance arm of the Italian Post Office has been the country’s leading issuer of capital-guaranteed equity investments based on CDOs – portfolios of securitised debt. But when the underlying CDOs were downgraded, the retail products suffered too

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