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How do tranches work?
Last Updated: 18th April, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, what is the purpose of Tranching?
A tranche is a slice of a bundle of derivatives. It allows you to invest in the portion with similar risks and rewards. They were widely used during the 2008 financial crisis. Some experts believe they helped cause the crisis by hiding bad loans. Tranche is the French word for slice.
Subsequently, question is, what is a tranche of documents? The word tranche is French for slice, section, series, or portion, and is cognate to English trench. Transaction documentation usually defines the tranches as different "classes" of notes, each identified by letter with different bond credit ratings.
Keeping this in consideration, how are tranches rated?
The more senior rated tranches generally have higher bond credit ratings (ratings) than the lower rated tranches. For example, senior tranches may be rated AAA, AA or A, while a junior, unsecured tranche may be rated BB. Tranches with either a second lien or no lien are often referred to as "junior notes".
Can you still buy CDOs?
Today, CDOs have returned, although the playing field is a bit different, said Adham Sbeih, CEO of Sacramento-based real estate lending and investment firm Socotra Capital. "Today, hedge funds are securitizing and selling the CDOs," Sbeih said.