Arbeitsberichte der Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft 44
The paper deals with the evaluation of Collateralized Debt Obligations for investment purposes. CDOs are classified in the asset backed environment. Its specific risks (market, timing, recovery, agency) are discussed. To understand the portfolio aspect, the concept of the diversity score is carefully explained. On this basis the investment process in different tranches is described. Especially for the equity piece it can be shown, that a less diversified portfolio is more valuable.