Moody's Puts Focus on REIT CDOs

May 2006
National Mortgage News;5/8/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 31, p27
Trade Publication
The article discusses Moody's Investors Service's report, titled "Moody's approach to rating U.S. REIT CDOs," which explains the credit rating agency's approach to assessing the risks of U.S. collateralized debt obligations (CDO) backed by the debt of real estate investment trusts (REIT). According to the report, CDO backed by REIT trust securities or subordinate debt are the current phase in the trust preferred market.


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