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What is a CDO manager?

List of CDO managers

A CDO manager is a manager of Collateralized Debt Obligations, such as Citigroup. Collateralized debt obligations are a structured asset-backed security. They were originally established for the corporate debt market and they grew to cover the mortgage and mortgage backed securities market too.

Where have you heard about CDO managers?

A CDO manager holds the title of the assets of the CDO for the benefit of the investor. The CDO manager will also typically serve as collateral administrator.

What you need to know about CDO managers.

A CDO manager’s role can involve producing and distributing note holder reports, performing various tests as well as constructing and executing the priority of payment waterfall models. These are some well-known CDO managers:

  • Golden Tree Asset Management
  • Trust Company of the West
  • Cohen & Company
  • Ellington Management
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Wharton Asset Management
  • Citigroup
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Invesco

Find out more about CDO managers.

You can find out more about CDO managers by reading our page on collateralised debt obligations.

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