Telos Asset Management LLC Announces Certain Classes of Telos CLO 2006-1 Have
Received Ratings Upgrades From Standard & Poor's
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telos Asset Management LLC ("Telos"),
a subsidiary of Tiptree Financial Inc. ("Tiptree"; NASDAQ: "TIPT"), announced
that Telos CLO 2006-1, Ltd. ("Telos 1"), a collateralized loan obligation
vehicle ("CLO") for which it acts as collateral servicer, has recently
received ratings upgrades from Standard & Poor's on certain classes of its
notes. In December 2013, Standard & Poor's had announced that it had raised
the ratings on the Class A-2, B, C, D and E notes from Telos 1 and removed
them from CreditWatch with positive implications as follows:
Telos CLO 2006-1 Ltd.
Class To From
A-2 AAA AA+ / Watch Pos
B AA+ A+ / Watch Pos
C AA- A- / Watch Pos
D BBB+ BBB- / Watch Pos
E BB BB- / Watch Pos
The rating agency had also affirmed its 'AAA' rating on the Class A-1D, A-1R
and A-1T notes from Telos 1. Standard & Poor's rationale for the stated
upgrades included the continued pay downs to the Class A-1D, A-1R and A-1T
notes as well as improvements in overcollateralization and portfolio quality.
About Telos Asset Management LLC
Telos is an asset management company focused on investing in corporate credit
either through managed accounts or structured investment vehicles such as
CLOs. As of September 30, 2013, Telos has approximately $1.5 billion of
assets under management, which consists of four matched funded CLOs and a CLO
About Tiptree Financial Inc.
Tiptree is a diversified holding company which conducts its operations through
its operating subsidiary, Tiptree Operating Company, LLC. Tiptree operates in
four segments: insurance and insurance services, specialty finance (including
corporate, consumer and tax-exempt credit), asset management and real estate.
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SOURCE Tiptree Financial Inc.; Telos Asset Management LLC
Contact: TELOS ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, John J. McCormick III, President & Chief
Investment Officer, Phone: Tel: 212.758.8878, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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