04 Mar 2020
DBRS Morningstar, New York
REFI US Breakfast Briefing: Tracking the Rising US CLO Market

Join REFI US for our March Breakfast Briefing, where we will be discussing the rising US CLO market.

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This event is open to REFI US members and first-time trialists.

The commercial real estate collateralized loan obligation market continues to grow, with issuance and competition both rising in a low-yield, late-cycle market. The sector is emerging as an alternative method of financing, but with this, traditional boundaries and structures are being challenged, according to Kurt Pollem, a managing director at DBRS Morningstar, who will moderate the panel.

Key topics will include:

  • The inclusion of more transitional, non-income producing properties in loan pools.
  • The impact of the purchase of sub-performing loans out of loan pools, including a shorter-than-expected investment.
  • The big picture impact from geopolitical turmoil, including the current instability in the Middle East.
  • Managing and acquiring information about the underlying assets in loan pools.
  • The difference between today’s CRE CLOs and their pre-financial crisis predecessors.
  • How investors are navigating the differences between loan pools in individual CRE CLOs.


Wendy Pei, Ellington Management
Pat Sargent, Alston & Bird
Tiffany Putman, Benefit Street Partners
Manish Rajguru, Lord, Abbett & Co.


08:00 a.m. – Networking & Snacks
09:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion – Rising US CLO market
10:00 a.m. – Coffee & Networking


DBRS Morningstar, New York
4 World Trade Center
Floor 48
150 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

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