27 insights found
18 September 2018
Securitisation - Prudence not paralysis
■ Securitisation helps diversify the funding base of an economy, enabling banks to raise further financing, reduce borrowing costs for consumers or support more lending.
26 June 2018
Investing in credit: Building robust portfolios for the long term
Institutional investors have long been investing in credit. The current credit cycle fuelled by the inflation of Central Banks’ balance sheets has however provided a relatively easy ride to credit in ...
13 April 2018
Harnessing the unique characteristics of CLO Equities for a credit portfolio
The annualised performance of CLO equity in the 10 years to the end of 2016 (16.7% on 2005-2007 vintages) surpasses that of many other asset classes including private equity (10.0%), equities (6.9%), ...
01 March 2018
Your guide to responsible investing
It’s little surprise that there has been plenty of confusion about Responsible Investing (RI). Much of the terminology around the concept can be jargon heavy and as a result, many investors could be ...
26 February 2018
Investment opportunities across the Credit Continuum
The basic purpose of lending is to finance the economy. Funds flow from those who have a surplus to those who have a shortage or a need. Lenders (i.e. investors) are able to charge a premium based on ...
01 February 2018
Investor Thinking - CLO Equity: pools of opportunity at the bottom of the CLO cash-flow waterfall
Investors in the equity tranches of Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLOs)1 assume the highest share of risk of all CLO tranche holders.
19 September 2017
Investor Thinking - Managing the FX basis risk
There are good reasons why UK pension schemes should look to diversify their sterling corporate bond portfolios into foreign corporate bonds.
01 September 2017
Investor Thinking - Where the clock ticks: the dutch residential mortgage market
In the Netherlands, the spread of mortgage rates over government bonds, their long duration, low default rates and low capital charge has attracted new, long-term institutional investors to the marke ...
30 June 2017
Investor Thinking - The investment opportunity in senior secured loans
Senior secured loans—known also as bank loans or leveraged loans—are, along with bonds, the primary credit instruments that companies use for financing.