Investors are hoping for a big year of loans sales by the banks. They may be disappointed.
With lowering costs a focus for investors, cheaper, more liquid alternative credit products are appearing on the radar. Could such offerings provide competition to private debt as clients look for higher returns from their fixed-income portfolios?
Going public offers private debt funds the chance to stand out in a crowded European market.
With power shifting to sponsors, lenders are finding that winning the deal often means losing control.
The biggest BDC got even larger this quarter, and its capital cushion shows it.
A new generation of debt strategies are emerging and they are expected to make their presence felt in 2017.
In the UK, increasing interest in liquid debt could be further boosted by retail investment once an EU directive no longer applies.
Many private debt professionals have expressed optimism for 2017, but two cautionary tales emerged in January.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney sees challenges ahead for the sector and those who regulate it, but there is no denying the advantages it provides borrowers.
Market sources are not predicting a reversal of last year’s decline in capital raised, but support for the asset class remains strong.
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