Private Assets: Making the Retail Revolution a Reality

ELTIF 2 has opened the door, it is up to the financial sector to help retail investors walk through it.

April 11, 2024
LTAF Masterclass: Embracing Private Markets in DC Pensions

On the 28th of February 2024, Natixis IM and Carne Group held a masterclass on the new LTAF regime. Here are the highlights of this discussion.

April 9, 2024 Nick Groom
Is it a Good Time for Subordinated Debt?

As a subordinated debt expert, MV Credit believes that the solutions lenders can offer makes it attractive to both investors, by pricing a premium, and (private equity) sponsors in search of tailored financing.

April 3, 2024
Together At Last: DC Schemes and Private Assets

Tipping point in sight as rising demand for private market instruments meets rapid innovation of supply.

April 3, 2024 Nick Groom
The Evolution of Private Fixed Income

New Opportunities to Help Diversify and Strengthen Insurance Portfolios

April 2, 2024
ELTIF 2.0: Bigger and Better

The EU’s revamped long-term investment vehicle looks like the real deal.

March 26, 2024
Mirova: Private Assets Annual Market Review & Outlook

Mirova's annual market review and 2024 outlook for private assets.

February 9, 2024
2024 Preqin Global Report Private Debt: MV Credit

MV Credit shares their views on senior loans in Preqin’s 2024 Global Report on Private Debt.

January 5, 2024
Does ESG Engagement Deliver Results?

The article highlighted that MV Credit fully appreciates the importance of ESG Engagement and has formalised its own approach in its dedicated ESG Engagement policy.

December 18, 2023
Senior Loans: Why Investors Should Stay Focused On Stable Industries

Conservative portfolios likely to perform better amid higher rates and rising likelihood of default.

November 8, 2023
When Things Go Wrong

How direct lenders should avoid it and what they should do.

November 1, 2023
Subordinated debt: a niche high yielding investment opportunity

The subordinated debt asset class offers attractive levels of yield within a universe comprised of highly creditworthy issuers.

October 12, 2023
Why Invest in European Private Debt?

An understanding of the differences of the European and US Private Debt markets is critical for any investor looking prospectively at the two investment opportunities, and an experienced manager can seize opportunities in the European market.

June 26, 2023
The Evolution of Private Fixed Income

New Opportunities to Help Diversify and Strengthen Insurance Portfolios

June 20, 2023
Private Assets and Innovative Allocation

Natixis IM Solutions offers multi-asset allocation services including innovative private asset approach to improve portfolio diversification and liquidity.

April 27, 2023
MV Credit Private Debt Primer

A collection of MV Credit thought leadership pieces.

April 26, 2023
Engagement In Practice

This article seeks to explore the role of ESG Engagement for private credit managers as a necessary and desirable component of a comprehensive ESG strategy integrated into the investment process, as well as over the life of ownership.

March 14, 2023
The Democratisation of Private Debt Investing

Semi-liquid solution allows smaller institutional investors to access private debt.

February 14, 2023 Murtaza Merchant - Alex Thompson
Considerations for Insurers Weighing an EM Corporate Debt Allocation

Are insurers missing an opportunity when it comes to their limited allocation to emerging market corporate debt?

February 9, 2023
ESG: Is Your Private Debt Manager Leading The Way?

Nicole Downer, Managing Partner at MV Credit, explains the firm's key ESG initiatives.

January 25, 2023
What is the Biggest Risk and Opportunity for Private Debt in 2023?

The point of view of Frédéric Nadal, CEO of MV Credit.

January 13, 2023
Why Does Private Credit Remain a Compelling Investment Opportunity vs High Yield Bonds in the Current Economic Environment?

A deep dive into several risk/return considerations reveals that - in MV Credit’s opinion – the PC asset class continues to be a more compelling opportunity for investors over both the long and short term, even as bond prices remain depressed.

December 9, 2022
Senior Loans Investors Can Rise to the Challenge of Competition

How meaningful ESG targets, robust credit selection in mid-caps, and inflation mitigation can add value.

May 17, 2022 Rafael Calvo
Loomis on Loans – Q1 2022

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

April 20, 2022
ESG in Private Assets

Assets managed by the private capital industry have seen unprecedented growth over the last decade and this trend is set to continue. MV Credit examines in this article the role that ESG plays against this backdrop of vast capital allocations shifting towards private assets.

April 1, 2022
Private Debt is Booming

Stable returns, protection against inflation, diversification and resilience through cycles are benefits explaining the growing interest of investors in private debt since the foundation of MV Credit in 2000. During the past two years, ESG has firmly moved to the top of the agenda for private investors.

February 14, 2022
Bank Loans: Looking Beyond Interest Rate Expectations

Loomis Sayles believes that an allocation to bank loans can be a strong addition to a fixed income portfolio for both the short-term and long-term investor.

January 19, 2022
Loomis on Loans – Q4 2021

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

January 10, 2022
Private Assets: Are you Ready for the Next Step?

Frédéric Nadal, Managing Partner & CEO at MV Credit, explains why private assets offer an attractive risk/return SCR profile to insurers.

December 17, 2021 Frédéric Nadal
Accessing Illiquids: The Challenges of Private Market Investing

In this ClearPath Analysis roundtable, Natixis Investment Managers and MV Credit experts discuss the challenges of private market investing.

October 21, 2021 Murtaza Merchant
Accessing Illiquids: The Solutions For Attractive and Accessible Private Market Investments

In this ClearPath Analysis roundtable, Natixis Investment Managers and MV Credit experts discuss the opportunities of private market investing.

October 21, 2021 Murtaza Merchant
Loomis Sayles on Loans – Q3 2021

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

October 7, 2021
The New Core Fixed Income: An Expanding Set of Investment Opportunities

The ongoing search for yield is leading investors to think outside the box and look at alternative income sources.

September 1, 2021
Loomis Sayles on Loans – Q2 2021

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

July 20, 2021
Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q1 2021

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

April 26, 2021
Real Asset Debt: Crisis Expands Opportunity for Tailor-made Mandates

Consistent cashflows, even in periods of high volatility, enable investors to match long-term needs.

April 20, 2021 Denis Prouteau
Private Debt and Liquidity Finally Meet

DC members and smaller DB schemes get long-awaited access to illiquid assets.

April 13, 2021 Murtaza Merchant - Alex Thompson
Private Debt has Unique Opportunity to Drive the ESG Agenda

Lender-friendly environment combined with investor focus on sustainability provide a unique opportunity.

March 24, 2021 Nicole Downer - Harry Elliot
Leveraged Loans Markets: US vs Europe

A closer look at the fundamental differences between the US and European Leveraged Loans markets.

March 11, 2021
2021 Preqin Global Private Debt Report: Why Private Credit Managers with a Dose of Paranoia Can Thrive

COVID-19 has sent many countries into a recession, with more defaults and financial restructurings the likely outcome. Against this background, attention has turned to the challenges facing private credit managers.

March 9, 2021
2020 Annual Review

MV Credit looks back at the private debt market in 2020 and focuses on the highlights of its strategy.

March 4, 2021
Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q4 2020

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

January 26, 2021
Private Debt Market is a Must-Have in Portfolios for Diversification as Well as Yield

In this Clear Path Analysis report, MV Credit experts elaborate on why more investors are looking into European private debt.

January 22, 2021
Restructuring Series: Experience Matters

Since inception in 2000, MV Credit has been involved in a few restructuring scenarios, most of which date back to the GFC.

November 13, 2020
Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q3 2020

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

October 20, 2020
MV Credit: 20 Years of Experience in Fund Financing

MV Credit has a broad experience in using fund financing to create value for investors and working with lenders.

September 25, 2020
Experienced Managers with A Dose Of “Healthy Paranoia” Will Thrive in the Post-Covid Downturn

The Covid-19 crisis has triggered a downturn, bringing challenges that experienced managers can overcome with strict investment discipline, partnering with private equity sponsors and active monitoring of credits.

September 16, 2020
Lenders Should Look Beyond Covenants for Downside Protection

While the eyes of many are on loan documentation, Nicole Downer of MV Credit says the focus should be elsewhere, including fostering solid relationships with sponsors.

September 11, 2020 Nicole Downer
Loomis Sayles on Loans - Q2 2020

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

August 25, 2020
Restructuring Series: Partnering with the Right Sponsor

MV Credit believes that partnering with the right sponsor is a key factor behind its 20-year strong track record and can help minimise the impact of credit losses.

August 21, 2020
Restructuring Series: Credit Selection is Critical

The importance of credit selection cannot be stressed enough

July 29, 2020
We Don’t Time Cycles, We Manage Cycles

How MV Credit has managed to successfully navigate the credit cycles over the last 20 years.

July 15, 2020 Nicole Downer
Introduction to Restructuring Series

Over the course of this restructuring series, MV Credit will explore the lessons learnt in private debt for 20 years as well as the key pillars of minimising the impact of credit losses on risk-adjusted returns

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MV Credit Partners - 20 Years’ Experience Weathering Market Cycles

Nicole Downer, Managing Partner at MV Credit, elaborates on the importance of experience to navigate ‘crisis’ periods thanks to their two decades track record.

June 19, 2020 Nicole Downer
The Folly of the Fetish for Liquidity

Why DC schemes may need to rethink their default options.

June 11, 2020 Nick Groom
Are Your Leveraged Loans Performing?

Amid high market stress, robust strategies can continue to deliver.

June 10, 2020 François Decoeur
The Decline of the Distressed Debt Investor?

In times of an economic slowdown where businesses are fighting to stay alive, a distressed debt investor has a potentially fertile hunting ground.

May 22, 2020
Three Questions on Credit: Corporate Debt & Downgrades

How much of the IG market is likely to be downgraded? Possibly a lot more than anticipated just over a month ago.

May 12, 2020
Five Perspectives on Emerging Market US Dollar Corporate Debt

Investors of many types were blindsided by the COVID-19 Crisis. Emerging Market (EM) debt investors, familiar with volatility and the opportunities market dislocations can provide, have been assessing portfolio allocations in light of shifting valuations.

May 4, 2020
MV Credit’s View on Cov-Lite Loans

Fund’s investment strategy and loan documentation should consistently be reviewed in anticipation of economic cyclicality, whether in an up or down market, not in reaction to ongoing events.

April 2, 2020
COVID-19 – An opportunity to show the adaptability and strength of the finance market?

What’s the impact of COVID-19 on the finance industry (private Equity, banks, debt funds and non-bank lenders) and what it could mean for lenders and borrowers.

March 27, 2020
Down the Rabbit Hole: (Il)liquidity

The “illiquidity premium” has been a much-debated topic in economic theory for some time now, the premise being that if an asset cannot be readily sold without meaningfully impacting its value, then it should reward the holder with an enhanced return.

November 19, 2019
Loomis on Loans Q3 2019

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

October 23, 2019
MV Credit Asset Allocation: Senior Leveraged Loans

Over 6,500 lines of data have been investigated, spanning back to 2004 to explore a comprehensive set of eight asset classes and their respective traits, highlighting return and volatility over various points in the cycle.

October 1, 2019
What Growth Are We Seeing in Private Debt and Real Assets?

Clear Path Analysis sits down with Denis Prouteau, CIO of Private Debt & Real Assets at Ostrum AM, to talk about the prospects of real assets, infrastructure and private debt going forward.

August 27, 2019
Is this a good time to be investing in private debt in Europe?

An interview by Clear Path Analysis with Nicole Downer, Managing Partner at MV Credit, about investing in the competitive Private Debt Market in Europe in 2019.

August 20, 2019
The Five Myths of “Illiquids”

How UK Defined Contribution (“DC”) schemes can overcome the misconceptions that stop them offering investments with superior risk-return potential.

May 16, 2019 Nick Groom
The Growth of European Private Debt

The retrenchment of investment banks in the private debt space has given rise to unserved demand of credit and debt financing as an opportunity to private debt funds across Europe.

April 26, 2019
Integrating ESG Risks in Private Debt

Strong case for including non-financial information in investment decisions.

April 17, 2019 Helene Barikmo - Frédéric Nadal
2018 Private Debt Annual Review

MV Credit shares their thoughts about the European leveraged loan market

April 15, 2019
Investing In Real Assets Private Debt

Ostrum AM: Interview with Denis Prouteau, CIO Real Assets Private Debt.

March 15, 2019 Denis Prouteau
Private Debt Investing with ESG Criteria

Frederic Nadal, CEO at MV Credit, explains how important it is for a private debt investor to select loans with an ESG lens.

March 13, 2019
Real Assets: Invest In What You Want, How You Want

Creating bespoke portfolios through alignment of bank and asset management capabilities

February 27, 2019 Denis Prouteau
Why Invest in Private Debt?

MV Credit: Interview with Frederic Nadal, CEO.

February 20, 2019
Private Debt Investing, With a Twist

Many institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices ploughed in to government bonds 10-15 years ago when yields were attractive. Those bonds are now maturing and need replacing.

November 30, 2018 Rafael Calvo
Bank Loans: Looking Beyond Interest Rate Expectations

Fixed income investors may be stymied by the current mix of interest rate projections and global macroeconomic news.

October 10, 2018
Corporate Loans Come of Age

Compared to investment grade bonds, corporate loans provide a sizeable yield pick-up and excellent risk-return characteristics relative to other credit instruments.

December 21, 2017 Jean-Luc Simon
Solvency 2: Rethinking the Debt Portfolio

How to incorporate SCR constraints into the portfolio allocation for insurer.

April 16, 2017 Nathalie Pistre
It's Time for Real Assets

Private debt can be a lower-risk, higher-yielding alternative to traditional bonds.

September 18, 2016 Fabrice Chemouny
Alternative Strategies May Add Value to Institutional Portfolios

Including alternatives strategies in a portfolio can help to improve performance whilst reducing risk.

April 15, 2016