Preface. Acronym Key. CHAPTER 1: Securitization Terminology. CHAPTER 2: Structured Finance and Special Purpose Entities. CHAPTER 3: Credit Derivatives and Total Rate of Return Swaps. CHAPTER 4: CDOs and the Global Capital Markets. CHAPTER 5: Risk and Valuation Issues. CHAPTER 6: Early CDO Technology. CHAPTER 7: Early Warning Commercial Financial Services. CHAPTER 8: Subprime and Alt–A Mortgages: Collateral Damage. CHAPTER 9: Cash versus Synthetic Arbitrage CDOs. CHAPTER 10: CDO Equity Structures. CHAPTER 11: CDO Managers. CHAPTER 12: Balance–Sheet CLOs and CDOs. CHAPTER 13: Super Senior Sophistry. CHAPTER 14: Synthetics and Mark–to–Market Issues. CHAPTER 15: Comments on Selected Structured Finance Products. CHAPTER 16: Credit Funds. CHAPTER 17: The Credit Crunch and CDOs. CHAPTER 18: Future Developments in Structured Finance. APPENDIX: Interesting Web Sites. Bibliography. Index.