Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
Milbank LLP is a leading international law firm providing innovative legal solutions to clients throughout the world for over 150 years. Milbank is headquartered in New York and also has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC. The firm has been at the forefront of major financial legal trends since its founding in 1866.
Milbank has one of the world’s leading CLO practices. Since the inception of CLOs, Milbank has represented market-leading arrangers, collateral managers, issuers, risk retention lenders, anchor investors and derivatives counterparties on a multitude of credit arbitrage transactions involving a diverse array of asset classes. In Creditflux’s 2018 CLO Census, Milbank was named as the #1 law firm providing the best service to CLO Managers. The CLO practice was also ranked as the #1 law firm for Global CLO Managers and as the #8 law firm for Global CLO Arrangers in Creditflux’s 2018 year-end CLO Advisory Firm Rankings. In 2018 alone, our global CLO team advised on 106 CLOs with an aggregate issuance price in excess of US $50 billion. Our rankings reflect a unique combination of success in the CLO markets not only in both the United States and Europe, but also in the blend of our clients across the spectrum of both collateral managers and arrangers. The breadth of our client base gives us a unique perspective on the differing approaches of market players that enables us to make our documents state of the art, while maintaining efficiency and economy in our work product.
S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leader in providing credit ratings insight for the structured finance industry. Our Structured Finance ratings analysts provide essential insights based on in-depth market knowledge, forward-looking analyses and transparent criteria. Learn how our perspective can help you make better-informed financing decisions. Visit spratings.com/SFResearch
Founded in 2005, CIFC Asset Management LLC (“CIFC”) is a corporate and structured credit investment firm serving institutional investors globally. The firm manages over $15.5 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017 across collateralized loan obligations, corporate credit funds, structured credit funds, and separately managed accounts. CIFC’s investors include pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, insurance companies, banks, and family offices. The firm emphasizes fundamental credit analysis, whereby CIFC’s highly experienced investment research team applies industry expertise and knowledge of leveraged finance to assess risk. Based in New York, CIFC has over 75 employees, including about 30 investment professionals with an average of 15 years of credit experience.
An increasing number of top asset managers, lenders and family offices around the globe choose Alter Domus as their partner of choice.
Whether you manage a small stand-alone fund with a limited number of investments or a large multi-billion dollar buyout fund with a complex stream of investments in multiple jurisdictions, we understand your world. Thanks to our deep knowledge of the alternative investment industry, we know first-hand the complex technical and operational challenges you face.
Our vertically integrated approach provides you with solutions across the entire value chain of investment structures, from middle office support at fund level, all the way down to local special purpose vehicles and property companies. At any stage, our talent pool of over 2,200 employees apply their expertise and leverage our cutting-edge technology to put you ahead of the game and let you stay focused on your core activities.
We offer you a comprehensive range of services spanning fund administration, corporate services, agency services, CLO collateral administration, credit and structured product services, depositary services, transfer pricing, wealth administration, domiciliation, and management company services, thus providing you an easier, faster and more streamlined process.
Whether you are a local or a global player, thanks to our international network of 40 offices and desks, we are where you need us to be.
Intex is the leading one-stop provider of cashflow models and analytics for the global structured finance industry. Intex has accurately modeled and maintains over 40,000 CLO, RMBS, ABS and CMBS deals issued in the US, Europe, China, Australia, Japan and elsewhere, representing close to 100% coverage across all these asset sectors and regions. Intex is relied upon by many hundreds of arrangers, investors, issuers and other major market participants who see an advantage in the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Intex's models and updates in support of trading, portfolio management and risk management applications. Intex's applications include INTEXcalc for single-security and portfolio analysis and cashflow stress-testing, the INTEX Subroutine API for system builders, and INTEX DealMaker for structuring new deals. Intex is an independent, objective and privately-held company with offices in Massachusetts, London and Shanghai.
KopenTech is a cutting-edge financial technology company bringing cost reductions and efficiency to the structured products marketplace.
At our core, we are practitioners; investment professionals and software engineers focused on improving optionality and workflow. Our founders are successful entrepreneurs who recognized an attractive asset class that could be improved with the right technology.
Our inaugural service, KopenTech Applicable Margin Reset (AMR), provides a streamlined approach to refinancing CLOs. This auction mechanism eliminates the burdensome, obstacle-ridden, and expensive process of traditional refinancing. Instead KopenTech AMR makes CLO refinancing fast, simple, and cost-effective. Utilizing AMR can reduce time drag by up to 67% and lower fees by up to 75%.
Reliable market data is integral to successful investing. KopenTech provides indispensable data and reliable analytics to subscribers through a trusted marketplace for structured product investors.
KopenTech works alongside investment professionals to create solutions that enhance results. Learn more about how KopenTech can increase optionality, deliver better data, and improve workflow by visiting www.kopentech.com.
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supporting our clients’ growth, efficiency and risk management objectives. The combination of our unparalleled expertise in risk, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology, helps today’s business leaders confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are recognized for our industry-leading solutions, comprising research, data, software and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. Thousands of organizations worldwide have made us their trusted partner because of our uncompromising commitment to quality, client service, and integrity.
Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO). MCO reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries.
Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $22 billion of committed capital under management, our solutions include first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund investments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 60 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at www.churchillam.com.
Savvy Investor is the world’s leading research platform for institutional investors and their service providers, curating investment articles and white papers daily from across the web and putting them in one place for the ease of our members.
The Savvy Investor website is made up of 50 sections, with topics including Private Equity & VC and Infrastructure Investment. The site also contains a directory of investment conferences, which you can filter to your chosen dates, locations and topics. When a new member signs up, they indicate which of the 50 investment themes they are interested in. This enables us to tailor their homepage and newsletter to ensure we direct relevant content their way. In doing this, we experience incomparably high engagement levels, with 30,000 white papers per month being downloaded by our 40,000 members.