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How the GFC changed private debt

Managers now have useful data to avoid replicating past mistakes. But some lessons may not have been learned.

WATCH: Why this family office has its own fund

Two senior execs from Blu Family Office explain in a three-minute video why they like short-term loans, but are wary of the capital flooding into private debt.

How to hedge risk with the French fiducie

A cheaper alternative to the Credit Default Swap, the fiducie is expected to play a bigger role as the use of French law increases post-Brexit. Benjamin Raillard of Solutions Fiducie explains its applications.

Why a battle over terms may be a phoney war

Investors in syndicated loans are winning concessions from borrowers, but it’s too early to say the balance of power has decisively shifted.

Alcentra to buy $1bn of US business loans from Funding Circle

The private credit arm of Bank of New York Mellon has arranged financing to acquire the debt of up to 8,000 companies.

Mid-market gives lenders reason for optimism

The challenges are revenue growth and productivity.

How US managers choose the right tactic

A sharp increase in market participants in the mid-market is pressuring loan pricing and covenants, so where does value sit in the sector?

The H1 2018 leveraged loan market in four charts

The leveraged loan market continues to post new issuance numbers at a near-record pace.

Why lawyers are urging lenders to get aggressive

With documentation strongly in favour of borrowers, financiers are being told to look for excuses to redress the balance of power.

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