Dechert is a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 27 offices. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, the firm excels at delivering practical commercial judgement and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. Dechert’s extensive CLO team is a leader in the CLO market, both in the US and in Europe, representing asset managers, investment banks and investors in broadly syndicated arbitrage CLOs and middle market CLOs and representing asset managers, investors and lenders in connection with establishing and capitalising risk retention vehicles. www.dechert.com
Deutsche Bank is a leading global universal bank. Its businesses encompass a wide range of products and services in investment banking, private and commercial banking, transaction banking as well as in asset and wealth management. The Group operates in all regions of the world. Deutsche Bank is the leader in its German home market and enjoys a strong competitive position in Europe, North America as well as in key emerging markets, particularly in Asia. www.db.com
For 100 years, Fitch Ratings has been making the future a little more predictable through independent and prospective credit ratings, commentary and research. Their global expertise draws on local market knowledge and spans the fixed-income universe. The additional context, perspective and insights they provide have helped the world’s investors fund a century of growth. www.fitchratings.com
Cortland Capital Market Services is a leading independent investment servicing company providing leveraged loan services including administrative agency and successor agency services, ABL servicing, loan administration, reporting, trade settlement, and a material non-public information (MNPI) firewall. For CLO managers we add compliance and waterfall modeling to provide a full middle and back-office solution for CLO managers of any size. Cortland can also provide fund administration, commercial bank loan servicing, securitization services, and middle/back-office support to financial institutions including commercial and investment banks, broker/dealers, fund complexes and asset managers. Combining experienced professionals and proven process technology, Cortland offers the services and technology leading investment managers need to run their middle and back-offices. From offices in Chicago, New York, London, Asia, Los Angeles, Austin, and Indianapolis we serve clients around the globe. Visit us at at www.cortlandglobal.com
DBRS is a recognised, international rating agency, providing timely and comprehensive rating opinions to the world's capital markets. Privately owned and independent, DBRS offers in-depth credit analysis of corporate, financial institutions and government issues in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. DBRS' extensive coverage of structured finance and securitisation has solidified its standing as a leading provider of comprehensive, in-depth credit analysis. DBRS is headquartered in Toronto with offices in New York, Chicago and London, and covers entities worldwide. www.dbrs.com
Moody’s Analytics helps capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management.
Xtract Research makes it possible for loan investors to push back on aggressive terms and understand material risks hours after the term sheet and draft credit agreement are posted. Our experienced finance lawyers from top NY and London law firms provide market participants a cost-effective and more efficient way to analyse credit agreements and track market trends. www.xtractresearch.com/pre/
Acis Capital Management, L.P. was founded in 2010 as an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, L.P. ("Highland"). Highland was founded by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993 and is considered one of the early pioneers of CLO management. The firm raised one of the first non-bank CLOs in 1996, and has since become one of the biggest names in the business. Acis was founded to take Highland's structured credit business into the CLO 2.0 era. Since its inception, Acis has launched six in-house CLOs for a total of $3 billion and won a replacement manager contract for Hewett's Island CLO I-R. The firm also manages over $2bn in secondary CLO investments. Together with Highland, Acis manages $7 billion in CLOs, making them one of the largest CLO managers in the world.
Founded in 2005, CIFC is a private debt manager specialising in secured US corporate loan strategies, with approximately $14.2 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2015. The parent entity, CIFC LLC, is publicly traded (Nasdaq: CIFC). CIFC Asset Management LLC, an indirect subsidiary of CIFC, is a SEC-registered investment adviser headquartered in New York City. Serving over 350 institutional investors globally, CIFC is one of the largest managers of senior secured corporate credit. The Firm's team of over 75 employees includes over 30 dedicated investment professionals averaging 13 years of credit experience. The investment team is led by CIFC's Investment Committee, which has 10 members averaging 24 years of credit experience. The Investment Committee is chaired by the Co-President and Chief Investment Officer, Steve Vaccaro, who has 37 years of relevant experience and has been with CIFC since inception. www.cifc.com
Golub Capital is a nationally recognised credit asset manager with over $20 billion of capital under management. For over 20 years, the firm has provided credit to help medium-sized US businesses grow. The firm's award-winning middle market lending business helps provide financing for middle market companies and their private equity sponsors. Golub Capital's credit expertise also forms the foundation of its late stage lending and broadly syndicated loan businesses. Golub Capital has worked hard to build a reputation as a fast, reliable provider of compelling financing solutions, and they believe this has inspired repeat clients and investors. Today, the firm has over 300 employees with lending offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.golubcapital.com
Debtwire publishes real-time news and data on high yield, distressed debt, leveraged finance, and restructuring situations globally through its own network of financial journalists and analysts. www.debtwire.com