BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
BNY Mellon is the premier provider of corporate trust services to the debt capital markets, providing customized and market-driven solutions to investors, bondholders lenders. The corporate trust business utilizes its global footprint and expertise to deliver a full range of issuer and related investor services including trustee, collateral administration, issuing and paying agency, loan administration, account bank and cash manager, and other financial services. The business administers a wide array of assets and types of programs to multinational corporations, financial institutions, governments and their agencies, and the banking, securities, and insurance industries.
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of March 31, 2019, BNY Mellon had $34.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is proud of 225 years of service to many of the world's most prestigious institutions. With more than 350 attorneys in its offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington and Brussels, the firm offers clients innovative solutions to legal and financial issues in a wide range of areas. With a Creditflux No. 1 Europe position as CLO Arranger's Counsel and a market leader as CLO Manager's Counsel, Cadwalader's securitisation and structured finance team is an acknowledged legal industry leader in the creation and structuring of securitisations, derivatives, synthetic securities, and other structured finance products. It represents issuers, underwriters and collateral managers in CLO transactions and related product types, and have extensive experience with both "cashflow" and synthetic total return structures as well as risk retention funds. Cadwalader has acted as deal counsel in CLO transactions since the inception of the CLO market. The team has assisted clients in bringing hundreds of such transactions to market, closing over 70 in 2017, valued at over $42 billion.
Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading financial services providers. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide.
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 27 offices around the world. We advise on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients. Dechert provides our clients access to a responsive, interdisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional team to address the complexities of modern finance transactions across categories and geographies. With more than 150 lawyers in the world’s major financial centers, Dechert’s internationally recognized global finance practice provides our clients with innovative deal structuring, creative financing strategies and efficient execution.
The most prolific CLO players turn to Dechert as counsel in connection with the formation, operation and compliance of CLO platforms. Dechert supports underwriters (major investment and commercial banks) as well as equity investors and more than 45 asset managers in addressing changes in the CLO market.
Our global team responds to our clients with unparalleled experience on risk retention capital formation strategies, expertise in private credit solutions and the most current thinking on options, terms and solutions available.
Our global team is recognized as the very best in the industry because of the volume, size and complexity of the finance transactions we handle year-after-year. Dechert lawyers have a unique perspective on the business and legal issues of primary importance to all market participants. By tapping into the breadth of Dechert’s expertise – we deliver comprehensive solutions.
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
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.
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $23 trillion of assets under custody and $445 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.
Paul Hastings provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
We offer a complete portfolio of services to support our clients’ complex, often mission-critical needs—from structuring first-of-their-kind transactions to resolving complicated disputes to providing the savvy legal counsel that keeps business moving forward.
Since the firm’s founding in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown steadily and strategically along with our clients and the markets we serve. We established successful practices in key U.S. and European cities, creating a broad network of professionals to support our clients’ambitions. In addition, we were one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a presence in Asia, and today we continue to be a leader in the region. Over the past decade, we have significantly expanded our global network of lawyers to assist our clients in financial centers around the world, including the emerging markets of Latin America.
Today we serve our clients’ local and international business needs from offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels,Century City, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles,Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco,São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
Drawing on the firm’s dynamic, collaborative,and entrepreneurial culture, our lawyers work across practices, offices, and borders to provide innovative, seamless legal counsel—where and when our clients need us.
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
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.
The credit market is growing more rapidly than other asset classes, drawing investors as they search for greater yields. But whether it’s CLOs, private debt or middle market funds, credit is an opaque asset class, making it difficult to navigate.
Virtus from FIS brings it all together. Our advanced Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and sophisticated technology empowers our clients with scalable and sustainable front-to-back-office solutions, backed by an unbeatable service level and experts who are immersed in the intricacies of the credit market.
Our BPaaS provides the entire middle or back office, from the technology, infrastructure and people to reporting and processes, and easily scales from the smallest organization to the largest. This gives our clients straight-through processing with integrated service components and solutions.
Pre- to post-close. Liquid and illiquid. Buy and sell side. Virtus from FIS connects the full lending value chain, helping you to quickly add new funds and grow your AUM.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP is a leader in the UK legal market and the hub of our European practice. Established in 1996, we are consistently regarded as one of the most successful London offices of US-based law firms.
Our innovative and dynamic Structured Finance team is recognised as a market leader on both sides of the Atlantic, having played a major role on many “first time” structures and new asset classes.
We are currently are the forefront of the CLO 2.0 markets, representing arrangers, investors and numerous top global collateral managers. Weil was ranked as the No.1 European CLO Manager Counsel by Creditflux in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Weil has led the market in developing innovative risk retention structures, across both Europe and the US, including pioneering the first capitalised originator retention vehicles. We also have extensive experience in structuring new CLO platforms, CLO equity/retention funds and retention financings.
Our New York team is recognised as one of the leading practices in the United States for CLOs and has received notable independent awards for its work from bodies such as IFLR.
Founded in 1771, Vienna Stock Exchange (“VSX”) is one of the more established independent exchanges in Europe. VSX offers a compelling service range of a fully-fledged listing and cash market infrastructure provider at the highest quality level. By offering competitive listing solutions on its platform “Vienna MTF”, VSX has become an attractive European debt listing venue for a growing number of international issuers. Broadly recognised as the major hub between Western and Central-Eastern Europe, VSX has become a truly international player, featuring debt issuers from 30 different countries. VSX has listed a number of CLO transactions and enjoys growing interest in this space. The Vienna listing team has more than 75 years of experience in helping clients with their listing needs even in complex transactions.
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.