With a U.S. economy that continued to surprise to the upside, despite numerous looming headwinds, CLO debt across the capital stack has exhibited strong returns year-to-date.
CLO tranches had positive total returns in June. JP Morgan estimated returns for June were 0.81%(AAA), 1.02% (AA), 1.07% (A), 1.84% (BBB), 2.32% (BB), and1.78% (B). The CS Leveraged Loan Index returned 2.24% in June. Loans posted their second highest return in the last 12-months, which was supported by a pause in Federal Reserve rate hikes, an upwardly revised 1Q23 GDP print and cooling inflation. With a U.S. economy that continued to surprise to the upside, despite numerous looming headwinds, CLO debt across the capital stack has exhibited strong returns year-to-date. Relative to fixed-rate corporate credit peers, which have been impacted by significant interest rate volatility, CLOs debt tranches rated AA-B have outperformed investment-grade and high-yield bonds at each credit quality rating.
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