Collateralized Loan Obligation – CLO

Collateralized Loan Obligation – CLO

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) with securitization payments in the form of different tranches. Financial institutions back this security with receivables from loans. Collateralized loan obligations are the same as collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) except for the assets securing the obligation. CLOs allow banks to reduce regulatory capital requirements by selling large portions of their commercial loan portfolios to international markets, reducing the risks associated with lending (source: investopedia.com).

Citibank has issued its first major CLO since the financial meltdown of 2008.