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The newly launched litigation finance specialist Contingency Capital has received significant backing for co-investments from several asset managers.
A series of problems have driven banks away from financing global trade.
Up to now, net asset value-based fund finance facilities have mainly focused on broad, diversified portfolios, but that may be changing.
With live music suffering, the focus is on back catalogues. David Conrod of FocusPoint explains how royalties investment is demonstrating its resilience.
OakNorth Bank has completed a revolving credit line with Bluegem Capital Partners, marking the lender's entry to the private equity fund finance market.
Royalties is one of the speciality finance strategies attracting increasing interest from investors as they look beyond the traditional choices.
The firm has appointed two experienced professionals in the space, and hints it may raise a dedicated fund soon.
In common with all parts of the world, emerging markets are having to take stock of a major health and economic crisis. But the rationale for non-bank finance is continuing to grow and returns can be attractive. Andy Thomson reports
The deal will enable Rocking Horse to extend loans to SMEs that are looking to access government funds for R&D and innovation.
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

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