GC Podcast: Direct loan problems?


The direct lending market in Europe has flourished over the past decade, attracting billions of institutional investors who love both yields and covenants to protect their cash flow. But some in the market have questioned whether these investments are as safe as end investors think.

The direct lending market in Europe, where funds lend directly to companies rather than through a banking intermediary, has given companies that generally cannot issue bonds access to an alternative source of capital. bank financing, which has not always been easy to find.

Direct lenders, for their part, have attracted investment from all kinds of institutions looking for juicier returns than they can find in public markets, while also offering the companies they lend a lending relationship. deep and long term.

But with the disappearance of returns in capital markets, how do direct lenders maintain returns and their end investors pay enough attention to the risks they take?

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