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Companies are being supported by government loans, but at what cost in the long run? Jacco Brouwer of Duff & Phelps looks at how lenders and borrowers are responding to the crisis.
While the eyes of many are on loan documentation, Nicole Downer of MV Credit says the focus should be elsewhere, including fostering solid relationships with sponsors.
Businesses are functioning very differently in the wake of the outbreak. George Ralph of RFA sees some of these changes as permanent and desirable.
In the face of a crisis, GPs need to keep cool heads. Howard Beber, Chip Parsons and Ashley Sun of Proskauer outline what managers’ key priorities should be today
The non-performing loan tinder box has been ‘set alight again’, according to Adrian Cloake of LCM Partners.
It’s far from business as usual, including in direct lending, but opportunities may be found in non-traditional areas. Jon Barlow of Finitive identifies some of the key ones
Treabhor Mac Eochaidh, head of debt services at MUFG Investor Services, says improving legal and tax frameworks are driving investor interest in Asian credit.
The outbreak of the virus is the trigger for the pain likely to be suffered by many lenders and investors. But Gregory Racz of MGG Investment Group says the roots of this pain were to be found in poor deal structuring.
Amid the current crisis, firms must not take their eye off the ball in areas such as fiduciary obligation, operational risk and regulation. Michael Johnson of Crestbridge explains why.

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