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Private Credit: Coronavirus to Shift Market in Profound Ways

Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the credit market since the great credit crisis ended a decade ago. As banks stepped back from small and mid-market lending, especially in riskier areas like expansion and takeovers, funds sprang up to fill the void for a price. Institutions pensions placed enormous sums of money in private credit vehicles to capture higher yield as interest rates on other fixed-income investments declined steadily. The private credit markets have grown from just $237 billion in assets in 2008 to an estimated $812 billion today. That’s a growth rate of almost 12%. Some estimates say that 70% of small to midsize businesses are at least partially financed by private credit funds. Private Credit and Coronavirus Coronavirus will challenge and could reverse the rapid growth of private credit. It is going to be a lot harder to raise money in the private credit business until we know the full impact on the economy and financial markets. There is a real chance that pension funds, one of the biggest investors in private credit, will have to add to their equity portfolios. A significant market decline could trigger an asset allocation shift towards stocks. That…

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Private Equity: The State of the PE Industry and Coronavirus
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Fintech: iCapital Network Announces $146 Million Funding Round
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Financial technology platform company iCapital Network announced today that they had closed a $146 million financing round. The iCapital platform helps advisors that need easy to use technology-enabled investment processes…

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Digital Assets: New Jersey’s Proposed Regulation of Cryptos Referred to Committee
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New Jersey Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez introduced the “Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology Act” in the New Jersey General Assembly in February 2020. The Assembly’s Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee will…

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The coronavirus has disrupted networking, the lifeblood of the VC industry, or has it? You get a somewhat mixed response to that question. Meeting an entrepreneur in person – that…

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Ziptel Ltd (ASX: ZIP), an Australian owned and operated telecommunications business that provides international roaming and calling solutions, is changing its business model. It is acquiring the entire share capital…

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