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Distressed & special sits report: Finding deals in the US

Foreseeing a global slowdown, investors are targeting distressed debt in the US. But until the downturn happens, deals can be harder to find, reports Irwin Speizer,

Guess who’s back?

As investor appetite for securitisation grows, commercial real estate CLOs – rarely seen since the Crisis – are back in fashion. Irwin Speizer explores the implications

Putting the heat back in real estate CLOs

As investor appetite for securitisation grows, commercial real estate CLOs – rarely seen since the Crisis – are in fashion again.

Annual review 2017: Trump’s tax bill examined

At first glance, the US government’s tax bill is business friendly. But for the private debt industry it is a double-edged blade

Strategies examined: CLOs

Energy price falls, stiff regulation and compressed yields. The CLO market has taken on all these threats and seen them off – for now at least.

A Texas firestorm

The plight of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System raises questions over pension fund governance and the potential risk of association for asset managers and advisors.

Trying to put out a Dallas firestorm

The plight of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System raises questions over pension fund governance and the risk for asset managers and advisors.

RMBS: Back to the future

RMBS, especially non-agency loans, were at the heart of the financial crisis. But investors remain interested in the strategy as a new regulatory approach appears on the horizon, writes Irwin Speizer

Liquid debt strategies: Learning your BDCs

Complexity and volatility mean institutional investors tread carefully when it comes to business development companies. But improving performance and favourable legislation may force them to think again.

Filling a bank-shaped hole

Filling a bank-shaped hole Irwin 2015-12-01 Speizer as private direct lending grows across the world, investors – particularly institutional investors – are being drawn to its promise of attractive returns with features that can be like a cross between fixed income and private equity. Ho

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