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Regulatory Capital Transactions

The RegCap transactions market has transformed into a full-fledged alternative investment opportunity that is being strategically utilised by issuers and investors alike.

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Demystifying portfolio construction for secured finance assets

It is only in the last few years that institutional investors have started to comprehensively consider the more niche alternative asset classes available to them.

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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.

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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 ...

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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%), ...

Responsible investment

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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.