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Scoring US CLO Managers Based on 2021 Vintage Deal Performance

In the table below, the relative standing of each US CLO manager is illustrated based on their latest average total alpha metrics. A score of 91% means that the manager's total return alpha is at the 91st percentile, indicating that their total return alpha metric is higher than 91% of their peers.

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In-Depth Analysis of US CLO Manager Performance and Metrics Based on Their 2021 Deals

This study underscores the significant divergence in investment performance between the top and bottom 10 US CLO managers based on their alpha. The findings emphasize the critical role of effective manager selection in achieving favorable results. While metrics like par build and weighted average price offer insights, they don't tell the whole story. Conversely, the average WAS, WARF, and liquidity depth metrics for both groups show minimal variance, indicating a limited correlation of these metrics with investment performance based on this sample.

(EU CLO Managers) Par Build: It Is The Quality That Matters

It is not a surprise that a better-annualised par build number does not necessarily translate to better investment performance. As shown in the graph, EU CLO managers with very similar levels of annualised par build metrics actually see very different MV return alpha performance.