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Emerging markets restructurings provide a “triple play” opportunity for investors

Emerging markets restructurings provide a “triple play” opportunity for investors

By Gregory Bowes, co-founder and managing principal and Irene Rivera Calderón, associate at Albright Capital – Thoughtful investors will want to pursue investment strategies that can potentially achieve the equivalent to baseball’s rare “triple play,” ie, (i) attractive risk-adjusted returns, (ii) portfolio diversification benefits, and (iii) positive social impact. Providing restructuring support and/or private credit to EM companies suffering from macro events outside of their control may be such a strategy.

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Private credit managers to provide more than USD100bn of financing during 2020, says ACC

Private credit managers to provide more than USD100bn of financing during 2020, says ACC

Private credit managers will provide more than USD100 billion of financing during 2020 as economic uncertainty and low interest rates are reducing the attractiveness of traditional fixed income assets, according to research published by the Alternative Credit Council and Allen & Overy.  

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Shariah in the spotlight IV: Fund finance

Shariah in the spotlight IV: Fund finance

By Emily Fuller, Deborah Low, Ellen McGinnis and Emma Russell, Haynes and Boone – If an investor in a private equity fund is subject to Shariah, or committed to making ESG investments, then such investor might seek to be excused from participating in certain investments that are non-compliant with its investment guidelines.

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Shariah in the spotlight II: How to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible under Shariah law

Shariah in the spotlight II: How to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible under Shariah law

By Emily Fuller, Deborah Low, Ellen McGinnis and Emma Russell, Haynes and Boone – Environmentally friendly investment guidelines have come to the fore recently due to increased focus on climate change and governmental action aimed at protecting our planet. With heightened focus on the economic impact and carbon footprint of corporations and industries, investors have an increased appetite to invest capital in sustainable projects such as renewable energy research, and development or real estate and infrastructure projects that seek to minimize environmental impact through sustainable construction.