Standard Chartered closes $1.5 billion Start III CLO

Landmark CLO leads the way for Basel II balance sheet deals in Asia.

Lehman Brothers and Standard Chartered have priced a ground-breaking $1.5 billion synthetic collateralised loan obligation CLO that references a portfolio of Standard Chartered loans.

This is the third deal in the Start series of CLOs but is the first to accurately match the geographic spread and risk profile of StanChartÆs corporate loan book, which is to say that it features mostly unrated, unlisted, Asian borrowers.

The portfolio comprises 520 loans to 374 companies, with roughly 60% from Northeast...

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