collateralized debt obligation

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col·lat·er·a·lized debt obligation

 (kə-lăt′ər-ə-līzd′)
n. Abbr. CDO
A financial security collateralized by a portfolio of bonds, loans, or swaps of different maturities and credit quality and issued in tranches representing the order in which losses from the portfolio are distributed.

collateralized debt obligation

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(Banking & Finance) a debt security collateralized by a number of debt obligations including loans and bonds of different credit quality and maturity. Abbreviation: CDO
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The collateral supporting the CDO is composed of a diversified portfolio of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), corporate debt securities, and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs)
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JER CDO 2005-1 has a portfolio composed of approximately 97% commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and 3% real estate collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
12, 2006, the CDO is invested in a portfolio of commercial mortgage whole loans and A-notes (58%), B-notes (11%), commercial real estate mezzanine loans (19%), preferred equity (5%), and commercial real estate collateralized debt obligations (7%).
71%) securities, collateralized debt obligations (CDO: 4.
The underlying portfolio in Orient Point is composed of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
Proceeds from the issuance will be invested primarily in a revolving portfolio of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), commercial mortgage mezzanine loans (mezzanine loans), commercial mortgage loan B-notes (B-notes), commercial real estate collateralized debt obligations (CRE CDOs), and real estate investment trust (REIT) debt.
The Blue Bell portfolio is composed of 58% residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), 25% commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), 14% collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and 3% asset backed securities (ABS).
77% (REITs)), and collateralized debt obligations (2.