Churchill Asset Management in the News

NEW YORK, July 9, 2015 – The untimely passing last month of Jimmy Lee, JP Morgan Chase’s vice-chairman, at the age of 62, left many in the banking world reflecting on the legacy of a man who changed the face of buy-out finance. But it gave us the opportunity as well to consider the state of the industry he leaves behind.

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NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 – Leveraged lending guidelines have set six times total leverage as the limit above which a loan would likely be criticised by examiners. Less noted by the media, but of growing interest to market players, are the components of leverage metrics: specifically, how the numerator (debt) and the denominator (earnings) are being massaged to put the best face on increasingly leveraged transactions.

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NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 – We’re seeing a rush to pound out new publicly-traded (and private) business development companies, with many launched and more lined up in registration. Managers have correctly identified the virtues of BDCs: one-to-one fund leverage, tax advantages for investors, access to permanent capital, double-digit return potential, the fact that banks can own them under Dodd-Frank… Need we go on?

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NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 – One tenet of sound lending practices is establishing the borrower’s capacity to repay its debt over the contractual life of the obligation. So it’s not surprising that regulators have taken banks to task in recent reports highlighting a growing number of leveraged loan issuers which lack that capacity.

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NEW YORK, December 4, 2014 – Cutting through Central Park on our way to a meeting recently, we encountered a worker fiddling with what looked like a centrifuge for uranium enrichment. Somewhat alarmed, we slowed our pace.

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