US CLOs: The Relationship Between Investment Performance And Underlying Collateral Liquidity
The graph below shows the investment alpha of 79 managers and the LPC weighted average depth (as of 29 April 2021) of their portfolios. LPC weighted average depth refers to the average number of pricing contributors weighted by the asset balance in the CLO portfolio. This measure is used here as a proxy for the collateral liquidity of each CLO portfolio.
Based on the graph below, it is perhaps hard to draw any conclusion as to whether running a less liquid portfolio would lead to investment outperformance or underperformance.
The graph below shows the average investment alpha of 79 managers and their WARF (average). WARF(average) refers to the average WARF reported since inception. Similar to the above, WARF does not seem to be driving investment performance.
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