SFDR to spur Article 8 CLOs
CLOs may soon be structured as Article 8 funds under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), as part of the rotation of capital towards assets that promote ESG objectives, according to White & Case. The firm notes in a recent client memo that Article 8 funds that invest in CLOs are already emerging and suggests that it is “only a matter of time” before CLOs themselves are marketed as Article 8 funds - with the prospect of Article 9 CLOs to follow.
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