Chris Galipeau, Senior Market Strategist of Putnam’s Capital Market Strategies group, recently spoke with Scott M. D’Orsi, CFA, a Portfolio Manager in Putnam’s Fixed Income group on the Active Insights podcast. Scott has been in the investment industry since 1990 and specializes in bank loans, leveraged loans, and collateralized loan obligations. He is part of the team managing Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund.
Chris Galipeau: Let’s start by defining what CLO means.
Scott D’Orsi: A CLO, or collateralized loan obligation, is essentially a highly levered fund. It’s going to be capitalized with about 90% debt that’s structured into multiple tranches (segments of a larger pool of securities), usually five, from AAA down to BB. There’s also an equity tranche of around 10% or less.
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