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Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019

Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019

Investors have been pouring capital into leveraged loans for much of the past decade. But over the past few weeks, the market has been showing signs of weakness. Although there is no exact criteria for defining a leveraged loan, they are generally categorized based on how high th...

Is a Recession Imminent?

Is a Recession Imminent?

It’s nearly impossible to predict a recession or an economic crisis. Experts, investors and economists look for signals in the market, but the timing of an oncoming disaster is notoriously elusive. “One can view a recession as imminent but the ‘when’ is difficult to determine and easy to get wrong,” says Frank Pape, a senior director at Russell Investments.

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Private equity has had a stellar run for the past 20 years. PE assets under management total more than $2.8 trillion, with nearly half of it in buyout funds, according to Consultancy.uk. At the same time, deal multiples, leverage ratios and the amount of uninvested capital in the private equity industry is at historic highs, according to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). All this may indicate an industry that is overheated, overcrowded and that there is too much capital chasing too few investment-worthy assets.

Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets

Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets

Frank Rolfe Co-owner Mobile Home University Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly making contrarian bets on unconventional real estate assets. Mobile home parks, billboards and forestland are ...

Facing Argentina’s Currency Crisis: Q&A with Praxis’ Diego Ros Rooney

Facing Argentina’s Currency Crisis: Q&A with Praxis’ Diego Ros Rooney

After an economic boom in 2017, Argentina’s currency has spent much of this year plummeting. The peso has lost nearly 54% of its value against the U.S. dollar (USD) since the start of the year.Nervous about the economy, President Mauricio Macri has introduced austerity measures and cash handouts to prevent a meltdown. Foreign and domestic investors in Argentine assets are now faced with a potential crisis.

Is Brexit Creating Real Estate Investment Opportunities?

Is Brexit Creating Real Estate Investment Opportunities?

For a decade after the financial crisis, London’s real estate attracted global capital. According to data tracked by Bloomberg, the price of the average London house bottomed out in 2009 and subsequently doubled until this year.

Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai

Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai

Vineet Rai set up what is widely considered to be India’s first social impact investment fund in 2001. What started as a micro-fund management company with approximately $60,000 has grown to nearly $300 million. Rai’s experience working in the dense forests of Odisha and leading the Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network helped him understand the need for capital in underdeveloped rural sectors. The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group now manages investments in social enterprises leading rural microfinance, sanitation, education, energy and agricultural development.

MarketCurrents Wealth Management announces 2nd Annual October Investment Report Summit for Family Offices

MarketCurrents Wealth Management announces 2nd Annual October Investment Report Summit for Family Offices

New York, NY, September 25, 2018 - MarketCurrents Wealth Management will host the 2nd Annual October Investment Summit to be held in New York City on October 17th, 2018. The annual summit is an invite only event for single and multi-family offices looking to gain insights on investmen...

Do Hong Kong’s Listed Family-Owned Enterprises Need to Bolster Governance?

Do Hong Kong’s Listed Family-Owned Enterprises Need to Bolster Governance?

A significant number of companies listed on Hong Kong’s stock exchange are owned and operated by families, some of whom face the challenge of bolstering corporate governance or risk losing the faith of a growing number of professional investors. These family-owned businesses are what investors ...

Indian Family Offices Embrace Impact Investing

Indian Family Offices Embrace Impact Investing

Impact investing is on the rise among family offices in India. According to private equity data firm Preqin, Asia-based family office investments were dominated by healthcare, education and clean technology deals in 2017. These impact investments have had grea...

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