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Banks had still not fully dealt with the fallout from the GFC before the latest crisis came along. The pile of NPL stock is now set to grow much bigger, says Zach Lewy of Arrow Global.
The deal will give the fund manager a larger presence in the NPL servicing market in Italy.
The non-performing loan tinder box has been set alight again, according to Adrian Cloake of LCM Partners.
The vehicle, which invests in NPLs already subject to insolvency, is Balbec’s first fund to break the $1bn mark.
As the impact of coronavirus starts to be felt by businesses and lenders, there could be a wealth of opportunities for those looking to buy NPLs.
The non-performing loan tinder box has been ‘set alight again’, according to Adrian Cloake of LCM Partners.
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 advisory group has found a decline in primary non-performing loan market activities involving domestic asset management firms.
The firm intends to raise €2bn by the end of the year, and said there are huge opportunities as banks continue to dispose of non-core assets.
Symi town cityscape, Dodecanese islands, Greece
Domestic banks are under pressure to reduce their bad loans and are on track to meet their targets.

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