Single-name distressed focus pays off for ex-Goldman mortgage head

Dr Renyuan Gao’s Westfield Fund has delivered stellar returns so far and is eyeing a number of post-US election distressed opportunities

Special Operations: Private debt growing pains

The alternative credit market has mushroomed since 2008, as an increasing number of debt funds perform the lending traditionally offered by banks. Alt Credit Intelligence explores the operational challenges presented by this industry shift

Europe’s credit appeal amid the dislocation

After a volatile 2016, managers lay out the opportunities and pitfalls awaiting credit funds in Europe in the next 12 months

Fewer managers, fewer deals: How the CLO market is coping with risk retention

New rules came into force in December 2016 after two-year lead-in

Opportunities & challenges in 2017

After 12 months of unprecedented change, how are global markets shaping up for the year ahead?

Opportunities in distressed investing

Polygon Global Partners’ Olivier Blechner opens up about the firm’s distressed mandates and where he is finding alpha-generating returns

Credit headaches of Mifid II

Why research unbundling is causing serious worries for many fixed income managers trading in Europe

Hunting for emerging themes

Promeritum co-founder Pavel Mamai discusses his firm’s approach to EM credit and knock-on effects from the recent US election

Rolling to avoid the P2P punches

MW Eaglewood CEO Simon Champ talks about the firm’s growth story and navigating a challenging year for marketplace lending

Strong foundations for investing

The growing appetite for real estate in today’s low yield climate

Driving forward disruption

Alva Capital founder Alex Vaskevitch discusses the firm’s ‘disruptive’ approach to credit investing

15 for 2017

The credit launches tipped for success over the coming months

Firing up for launch

Ex-Goldman pair Rob Allard and Jonathan Egol discuss fundraising difficulties and private debt potential as they ready Firebreak Capital

Safe as houses?

As the low-yield environment continues to bite, does the MBS market offer an alternative route to profit?

CLO specialists CIFC seal the deal

Following CIFC’s $333m acquisition by FAB Partners, co-president Oliver Wriedt explains the deal, expansion plans and impending regulations

Regulation round-up

The key regulations impacting the credit fund universe in 2016 and beyond

Energy and beyond

As distressed strategies experience an upswing in returns, Alt Credit Intelligence explores where the value lies and asks what the likelihood is of a distressed cycle hitting the US

Emerging market hotspots

Alt Credit Intelligence looks at the emerging geographies attracting investors as the search for yield moves further afield