NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Aug. 8, 2001--Standard & Poor's today announced that collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) are the fastest-growing asset class in the European structured finance market. In addition, the number of European CDO transactions continues to grow, underscoring the depth to which the European market has embraced this asset class, according to a report published today. Unlike its U.S. counterpart, the European CDO market has been principally driven by balance-sheet transactions rather than arbitrage transactions due to the limited availability of European high-yield collateral. Nonetheless, the three arbitrage CDO transactions completed in the first half of this year-- Panther CDO 1 B.V., Duchess 1 CDO SA, and Mayfair Euro CDO 1 B.V.--contained a range of assets, including European...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Panther CDO I B.V.,Duchess I CDO S.A.,Mayfair Euro CDO I B.V.
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