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Northleaf on having everything under one roof

When it comes to alternative assets - be it private credit, private equity, infrastructure, real estate or agricultural/timberland - an investment platform approach that combines connected strategies can be beneficial for investors, maintains Northleaf’s David Ross.

Specialty finance: Perceptive Advisors on healthcare returns

Investing in healthcare companies using structured debt can provide broader downside protection than royalty financing, posits Sam Chawla, portfolio manager of the Perceptive Credit Opportunities strategy at Perceptive Advisors.

Solar Capital weighs up cash flows versus asset values

Solar Capital co-founders, Michael Gross and Bruce Spohler, say cash flow and asset-based lending can be complementary, despite offering very different strategies for investors.

TCP Capital on the benefits of breadth when investing

Special situations, direct lending, speciality finance … business services, healthcare and energy. These investment platforms and industry specialisations don’t need to be siloed, rather they can work together, two TCP Capital executives maintain.

PennantPark’s pick and mix investment model

Fund structures today include public and private approaches as well as blends of the two, explains Arthur Penn of PennantPark.

Europe: It’s not all about the UK, says Pemberton

Amid extreme political uncertainty, having a pan-European approach is the way to avoid over-reliance on the UK claim senior executives at Pemberton.

Antares Interview: Choosing the best credits

Antares Capital's Timothy Lyne says new entrants can find it difficult to act as a lead arranger.

SME lending: Helping small companies walk tall

Non-bank lenders are positioning themselves as partners to SMEs going through transformative events. Andy Thomson hears about perceived opportunity and concerns about the cycle.

Online platforms get disruptive

Direct lending platforms serving SMEs have seized the opportunity left by banks retrenching from the market.

Why secured loans are a magnet

In an historically low-interest-rate environment, the TIAA Private Capital and Churchill Asset Management executive team has seen more investors focused on private debt strategies.