Could debt funds go sector-specific?
Alternative sectors such as hotels have been attracting new lenders. Could we see the emergence of sector-specific debt funds? Lynn Strongin Dodds investigates
European dual carriageway
Availability of finance in Europe is markedly two-speed and can be split clearly along the lines of jurisdiction and asset quality, writes Colin Throssell
Move over, mezz
Have mezzanine strategies had their day? Should investors be looking to lower-risk and whole-loan strategies? Shayla Walmsley investigates
The year of the vulture
Will 2013 prove a better year for distressed debt investors and are high double-digit returns a realistic prospect? Lynn Strongin Dodds explores
Coming to terms with debt
Real estate debt investing can be misunderstood and is at times obtuse. Richard Lowe outlines what the generalist investors should take on board
Good theory, but in practice?
Will institutional investors embrace senior property debt as a viable alternative to fixed income? Shayla Walmsley reports
There are already more than 20 debt funds vying for institutional capital and yet several more managers are also moving into the market. Richard Lowe reports
The new breed
Insurance companies are beginning to increase their share of the senior lending market in Europe. Four active institutions outline their strategies
Bridging the price gap
A large-scale offloading of distressed assets can only take place once the price gap is bridged, writes Ari Danielsson
Another lean year for CMBS?
Issuance is expected to be muted in 2013 and it could be several years before activity truly rebounds, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds
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