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Asset-based finance is seen in some quarters as a strategy well suited to the times, thanks to the downside protection provided by collateral and bespoke investment structures. Daniel Pietrzak and Matthieu Boulanger discuss how KKR is approaching the space.
Growing market complexity is forcing managers to re-evaluate the way they run their businesses – with potentially transformative effects for the credit industry, say IHS Markit’s Elina Gokh and Jocelyn Lewis.
The coronavirus crisis requires solutions to a series of problems never seen before in the credit markets, say Paul Hastings partners William Brady, Jennifer Hildebrandt, Matthew Murphy, Justin Rawlins and Jennifer Yount.
The pandemic has provided LPs with a real opportunity to assess the risk profile of their portfolios. Andrew Konopelski, head of credit strategies at EQT Partners, considers the implications for markets and investors.
With so much uncertainty, CLO funds are ramping up and securitisation looks set to play a big role in refinancing. Rolf Caspers, global head of capital markets at Sanne, says EU regulations are shifting the dial, with a big impact for ESG compliance.
Nearly six months on from the outbreak of covid-19 in the US, Twin Brook Capital Partners’ Garrett Ryan discusses the pandemic’s effect on the middle market and the direct lending space thus far.
Taking a rigorous and holistic approach to portfolio construction and analytics should be a priority for private credit investors, writes Jon McKeown of Northleaf Capital Partners.
Coronavirus was top of the agenda with four private debt experts this summer. Although there are bound to be some casualties, everyone agreed that private debt is well-placed to emerge strongly from this most unpredictable set of events.
For investors mulling US private debt allocations, there are plenty of openings amid the covid-19 chaos. But investors should take a considered approach, advise Partners Group’s Christopher Hardison, managing director for private debt Americas, and Anna Filipovich, senior associate.
Lenders who stayed disciplined will reap the rewards in the post-pandemic economy, say Daniel Leger and Gregory Racz of MGG Investment Group.
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