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Private Debt Investor – Beyond a Downturn

NEW YORK, September, 2019 – …“While we have seen the yield curve invert a couple of times, we have not yet begun to see any related cracks in our portfolio,” says Ken Kencel, chief executive of Churchill Asset Management. “The question on everyone’s mind continues to be: what innings are we in? How long will this stage of the US economic cycle last?”…

Private Debt Investor – The GFC: 10 Years On

NEW YORK, September, 2019 – The mid-market continues to attract private debt investors as the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Could this provide more juice to the economy and fuel a red-hot deal market, or are we nearing the end of the credit cycle, Andrew Hedlund asks a panel of experts…

Bloomberg – Direct Lenders Are Poised to Pounce If Credit Volatility Extends

NEW YORK, August 29, 2019 – …Sponsors are viewing non-bank lenders as “a safe haven — a credit solution that doesn’t depend on the vagaries of the loan syndication market,” said Randy Schwimmer, head of origination and capital markets at Churchill Asset Management…

Structured Credit Investor – Track Record: Middle Market Origination Processes Scrutinised

NEW YORK, August 9, 2019 – A deteriorating credit environment is expected to prove challenging for new US middle market loan platforms, whose fee revenue may not be enough to support them through stressful periods. Against this backdrop, a manager’s track record, alignment of interest and competitive advantages should be among investors’ primary considerations…