Rating Action: Moody's assigns definitive ratings to seven classes of notes issued by Fair Oaks Loan Funding IV Designated Activity CompanyGlobal Credit Research - 21 Jan 2022Madrid, January 21, 2022 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") announced that it has assigned the following definitive ratings to notes issued by Fair Oaks Loan Funding IV Designated Activity Company (the "Issuer"):....EUR 2,000,000 Class X Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)....EUR 250,000,000 Class A Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)....EUR 41,000,000 Class B Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned Aa2 (sf)....EUR 23,000,000 Class C Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned A2 (sf)....EUR 29,000,000 Class D Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned Baa3 (sf)....EUR 21,000,000 Class E Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned Ba3 (sf)....EUR 10,000,000 Class F Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes due 2035, Definitive Rating Assigned B3 (sf)RATINGS RATIONALEThe rationale for the ratings is based on a consideration of the risks associated with the CLO's portfolio and structure as described in our methodology.The Issuer is a managed cash flow CLO. At least 90% of the portfolio must consist of senior secured obligations and up to 10% of the portfolio may consist of senior unsecured obligations, second-lien loans, mezzanine obligations and high yield bonds. The portfolio is expected to be approximately 82.4% ramped as of the closing date and to comprise of predominantly corporate loans to obligors domiciled in Western Europe. The remainder of the portfolio will be acquired during the 5.3 month ramp-up period in compliance with the portfolio guidelines.Fair Oaks Capital Ltd will manage the CLO. It will direct the selection, acquisition and disposition of collateral on behalf of the Issuer and may engage in trading activity, including discretionary trading, during the transaction's 4.5 year reinvestment period. Thereafter, subject to certain restrictions, purchases are permitted using principal proceeds from unscheduled principal payments and proceeds from sales of credit risk obligations or credit improved obligations. Additionally, the issuer has the ability to purchase loss mitigation loans using principal proceeds subject to a set of conditions including satisfaction of the par coverage tests.Interest and principal amortisation amounts due to the Class X Notes are paid pro rata with payments to the Class A Notes. The Class X Notes amortise by EUR 250,000.00 over eight payment dates, starting from the second payment date.In addition to the seven classes of notes rated by Moody's, the Issuer will issue EUR 28,000,000 of Subordinated Notes, EUR 1,000,000 of Class M Notes and EUR 2,000,000 of Class Z Notes, which are not rated.The transaction incorporates interest and par coverage tests which, if triggered, divert interest and principal proceeds to pay down the notes in order of seniority.Methodology underlying the rating action:The principal methodology used in these ratings was "Moody's Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations" published in December 2021 and available at https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1293730. Alternatively, please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the ratings:The rated notes' performance is subject to uncertainty. The notes' performance is sensitive to the performance of the underlying portfolio, which in turn depends on economic and credit conditions that may change. The collateral manager's investment decisions and management of the transaction will also affect the notes' performance.Moody's modelled the transaction using a cash flow model based on the Binomial Expansion Technique, as described in Section 2.3 of the "Moody's Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations" rating methodology published in December 2021.Moody's used the following base-case modeling assumptions:Target Par Amount: EUR 400,000,000Diversity Score: 48Weighted Average Rating Factor (WARF): 2,890Weighted Average Spread (WAS): 3.50%Weighted Average Coupon (WAC): 4.00%Weighted Average Recovery Rate (WARR): 44.5%Weighted Average Life (WAL): 7.5 yearsMoody's has addressed the potential exposure to obligors domiciled in countries with local currency ceiling (LCC) of A1 or below. As per the portfolio constraints and eligibility criteria, exposures to countries with LCC of A1 to A3 cannot exceed 10% and obligors cannot be domiciled in countries with LCC below A3.REGULATORY DISCLOSURESFor further specification of Moody's key rating assumptions and sensitivity analysis, see the sections Methodology Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions in the disclosure form. Moody's Rating Symbols and Definitions can be found at: https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBC_79004.Further information on the representations and warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors are available on http://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1315526.The analysis relies on an assessment of collateral characteristics to determine the collateral loss distribution, that is, the function that correlates to an assumption about the likelihood of occurrence to each level of possible losses in the collateral. As a second step, Moody's evaluates each possible collateral loss scenario using a model that replicates the relevant structural features to derive payments and therefore the ultimate potential losses for each rated instrument. The loss a rated instrument incurs in each collateral loss scenario, weighted by assumptions about the likelihood of events in that scenario occurring, results in the expected loss of the rated instrument.Moody's quantitative analysis entails an evaluation of scenarios that stress factors contributing to sensitivity of ratings and take into account the likelihood of severe collateral losses or impaired cash flows. 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