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Insights on Hermes direct lending strategy

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 13:04

This report looks at Hermes’ investment approach to direct lending, the way it originates loans, the types of companies it looks to allocate to, the importance of ESG to risk management, and the EU jurisdictions it favours

The 'Insights on Hermes direct lending strategy' special report comprises 1 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Institutional Asset Manager

Insights on Hermes direct lending strategy

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 13:14

Europe’s direct lending (or private debt) market continues to flourish as M&A activity picks up and small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) look for alternative financing, beyond the banks, to support future expansion and R&D. The region mirrors what has happened in the US over past decades where non-banking, institutional sources of financing have long prevailed. Around 70 to 80 per cent of corporate America is financed this way. »

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