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
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.
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.
Cortland Capital Market Services LLC (“Cortland”) is a member of the Alter Domus Group. Cortland offers issuers and investors in credit and real estate assets a comprehensive suite of asset and portfolio solutions including fund administration, agency services, securitization services, and CLO Collateral Administration.
Alter Domus is a fully integrated fund and corporate services provider, dedicated to international private equity & infrastructure houses, real estate firms, private debt managers, multinationals, capital markets issuers and private clients.
At ClearStructure Financial Technology, we offer cloud-based systems for the buy-side market. Our Sentry solution, Sentry PM™, handles the complexity of CLO structures and provides CLO managers tools that are unmatched in functionality, versatility, and in overall management of CLOs.
Our portfolio management system, Sentry PM™, is a front-to-back office system which tracks loan investments from idea to trade to management and administration. Sentry PM™ has a rich rules-based compliance engine, dynamic projection of waterfall structures, hypothetical trade analysis (including max investment capabilities), and configurable custom workflows and dashboards. Sentry PM’s compliance and waterfall features bring unmatched transparency through industry leading drill down functionality, providing users the details behind every calculation.
In addition to loans, Sentry PM™ handles multiple asset types and fund structures including Hedge Funds, Direct Lending, and SMAs (in addition to CLOs). Sentry solutions are used by top financial institutions around the world for their investment management needs.
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.
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 Asset Management is a leading credit asset management firm affiliated with Nuveen. Churchill focuses on providing traditional senior and unitranche debt financing to middle market companies, primarily those owned by leading private equity investment firms. As a highly experienced lender with a successful track record of investing over business cycles, the team has served as an agent on over $8.5 billion of senior credit facilities and invested over $6.0 billion in loans to nearly 500 middle market companies with over 150 private equity firms.