With lending still below the levels seen for deals completed pre-financial crisis, large sophisticated institutional investors who require long-term capital fund structures and fixed income exposure in their portfolios are now a significant segment, as they weigh up the benefits of pursuing illiquid products for a higher yield.
This trend has meant that “alternative funds” continue to become more institutional, as investors are demanding independent fund administration, increased transparency and overall better and more frequent reporting. In this article, which first appeared in law firm Ashurst’s Credit Funds INSIGHT magazine, Dean Kennedy and Jason Sheller of Deutsche Bank provide a snapshot of observations on current trends in the alternatives market.
To read the article, click here.
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