European direct lending may not be as European as it seems17 days ago
In European direct lending, raising capital has become the easy part of a manager’s job. But deploying that capital is more difficult, says Diala Minott, a London-based partner at law firm Paul Hastings
The creditors' ball and making your own weather17 days ago
Our columnist Randy Schwimmer sums up the key takeaways from the "Davos of credit"
Join the debate: is Christopher Nolan moonlighting for Creditflux?1 month ago
A story last month on direct lender Prestige caused one reader to draw comparisons with a script from film director Christopher Nolan
Points up front: zombie managers near extinction1 month ago
The long-term nature of CLOs means the market tends to have a large number of zombie managers, those with one or two deals outstanding but no plans for future issuance. However, a spate of redemptions, especially in Europe, has swept away some of the ghostly deadwood.
The biggest credit stories in 20171 month ago
CLO ramp-up risk, new risk retention proposals and new CLO joint ventures were in the headlines last year. Here, Creditflux reveals the most read stories of 2017
Inflation is seeping in and leverage is rising like helium1 month ago
The Fed is keeping close tabs on any signs of inflation in consumer products. But there are signs of an inflationary bubble in the credit market
Fishknife classified advertising1 month ago
Keep feeding the beast and you just might get bitten3 months ago
Middle-market direct lenders are both suppliers and consumers of capital – and they risk hurting themselves when loan terms loosen
How credit fraud could make a comeback4 months ago
Easy credit leads inevitably to fraud, whether in consumer credit or corporate lending
Points up front: the biggest leaving do of the year6 months ago
Key players from across the CLO industry gathered to bid farewell to Alcentra’s Hiram Hamilton, who is swapping London for New York.
They said it: No sympathy for managers6 months ago
How many yatchs is enough for a credit portfolio manager?
German direct lending will grow for two decades6 months ago
Patrimonium’s Daniel Heine takes our credit quiz
Points up front: Private equity is the enemy7 months ago
Damien Dwin of Brightwood Capital Advisors was one of the most talked about speakers at Credit?ux’s Private Credit conference last month in New York, raising a laugh with his forthright comments about private equity ?rms.
Tuna fishing with a harpoon is a lot like picking credits8 months ago
AlbaCore's David Allen takes our credit quiz
After high yields? Then understand the higher risks8 months ago
Direct lenders with higher yield targets must be aware of the different risk profiles involved
Join the debate9 months ago
What's wrong with non-sponsored direct lending?
Private credit isn’t crowded: it’s following the 80/20 rule10 months ago
With 20% of private credit fundraising dedicated to 80% of financing there is plenty of room for new players
Points up front: best of frenemies11 months ago
Delegates at the Creditflux Direct Lending conference in London last month were treated to much acerbic banter between two of Europe’s most experienced mid-market lenders
They said it11 months ago
No-one wants to stop managers from filling their Bentleys with petrol
Fishknife: Beware of amateurs playing the leverage game11 months ago
Private equity firms may play hardball but dealing with family-owned businesses can be even more bruising
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