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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 I: Shariah-compliant investors, ESG and fund finance

Shariah in the spotlight I: Shariah-compliant investors, ESG and fund finance

By Emily Fuller, Deborah Low, Ellen McGinnis and Emma Russell, Haynes and Boone – ‘Sustainability’ and ‘ESG’ have become trendy buzzwords in the finance world of late, but is the concept that wealth creation and management should be beneficial to the environment and society really that new? This article will look at the similarities and differences between ESG investment guidelines and long standing principles of investment practiced under Shariah law and discuss the implications of such restrictions for fund finance.