Why the Potential for Consolidation Among CLO Managers May Be Overhyped

Oliver Wriedt of CIFC Asset Management thinks the potential for consolidation among CLO managers may be overstated, despite the impact of risk retention. Low management fees and high financing costs make acquisitions less attractive than they have been in the past.

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