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When market makers start sending runs based on nation states rather than sectors it may be a harbinger of fundamental change in how European credit is traded. That is precisely what we are seeing as the Brexit process descended into chaos. A number of UK cabinet members have resigned in protest at Theresa May’s draftView Article
Combined AUM surpassed $750bn for U.S. CLOs and retail loan funds CLOs manage roughly half of current institutional loan outstandings with retail loan funds managing an additional 14%. Their respective shares have been steady, hovering around these levels since mid-2015 when CLOs first reached a 50% share of outstandings. Meanwhile, the pie has certainly grownView Article
Why the secondaries surge? Download PitchBook’s Report here. Secondaries fundraising continues apace, gathering another $26.3 billion through early Q4. That puts 2018 slightly behind last year’s record, but this year will still mark a third consecutive year with strong numbers. As a strategy, secondaries have garnered attention recently—buy-side LPs are pushing for PE exposure at theView Article
Credit managers should embrace transparency Fund transparency should become a key part of the asset class as it continues its maturation. It’s no secret alternative assets are among the most expensive investment strategies. Of course, private credit, private equity and the like require a much more staffing-intensive effort than passive investment vehicles may need, andView Article
Strong Private Debt Performance Pushes Dry Powder to Record Highs Distressed debt has outperformed the other private debt strategies examined over the one-year horizon to December 2017, generating returns of 11%. Direct lending, however, has been the strongest strategy over the three- and five-year horizons, generating returns of 9.6% for the three years to DecemberView Article
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2018
Beginning in October 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on covenant-lite. This report consolidates those articles.
Beginning in March 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on private credit and public debt. This report consolidates those articles.