No one knows when the next downturn will come, but for now we can hope for a soft landing1 month ago
Our columnist, Churchill Asset Management's Randy Schwimmer, addresses the question that is baffling credit market participants: exactly where are we in the credit cycle?
They said it: BSL loans and mid-market loans are basically the same thing3 months ago
A US CLO portfolio manager is heard putting himself forward for a direct lending fund management role..
With the right connections, you can find attractive loans3 months ago
Demand for middle market loans has been huge, so why have spreads widened? Our columnist and Churchill Asset Management's head of origination Randy Schwimmer explains all
Staying afloat in credit takes care and character3 months ago
In his final article, our columnist sheds light on his identity and has some 'nice' advice for those navigating credit’s changeable oceans
Points up front: the best way to source direct lending loans is to sit and wait4 months ago
Spend a few minutes in the company of a direct lending manager and you’re sure to hear about the lengths to which funds go in order to source deals (one firm said that it operates a call centre in order to contact borrowers). Not so Pascal Meysson, managing director at Alcentra.
European direct lending may not be as European as it seems5 months 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 weather5 months ago
Our columnist Randy Schwimmer sums up the key takeaways from the "Davos of credit"
Join the debate: is Christopher Nolan moonlighting for Creditflux?6 months 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 extinction6 months 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 20176 months 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 helium6 months 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 advertising6 months ago
Keep feeding the beast and you just might get bitten8 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 comeback9 months ago
Easy credit leads inevitably to fraud, whether in consumer credit or corporate lending
Points up front: the biggest leaving do of the year11 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 managers11 months ago
How many yatchs is enough for a credit portfolio manager?
German direct lending will grow for two decades11 months ago
Patrimonium’s Daniel Heine takes our credit quiz
Points up front: Private equity is the enemy1 year 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 credits1 year ago
AlbaCore's David Allen takes our credit quiz
After high yields? Then understand the higher risks1 year ago
Direct lenders with higher yield targets must be aware of the different risk profiles involved
Join the debate1 year ago
What's wrong with non-sponsored direct lending?
Private credit isn’t crowded: it’s following the 80/20 rule1 year 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 frenemies1 year 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 it1 year ago
No-one wants to stop managers from filling their Bentleys with petrol
Fishknife: Beware of amateurs playing the leverage game1 year ago
Private equity firms may play hardball but dealing with family-owned businesses can be even more bruising
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