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.
Napier Park is a $11bn independent alternative asset management firm focused on investment opportunities in specialized credit. Strategies range from credit funds covering all major US and European markets with AUM of $4.3bn, a CLO platform with $4.8bn under management (includes Risk Retention Vehicle), to Growth Equity and Leasing strategies managing $1.9bn of capital (as of June 2018). The senior team have spent ten years developing the firm to take advantage of the post-crisis world of intermittent liquidity and volatility driven by regulatory change. Investors look to Napier Park for uniquely-packaged credit exposures that offer an attractive absolute return while structurally limiting downside risk.
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.
PwC's Financial Markets practice is a global team of over 500 financial products specialists operating in over a dozen cities across the U.S. The team specializes in providing services along the full life cycle of a product.
Walkers and Walkers Fiduciary Services support asset managers, arranging banks, sponsors and investors on all aspects of their structured transactions through one integrated legal and fiduciary business. We have been active in the securitisation and structured products market for a number of years in the Cayman Islands and Ireland, and so can offer clients depth of experience working on all types of CLOs and CDOs, including broadly syndicated and middle market CLOs, commercial real estate structures, TruPS, CBOs and aircraft securitisations. Our legal team is recognised as a leader by clients, peers and partners in the legal, financial and asset management industries. Our directors are experienced, well-informed and financially sophisticated, many with onshore experience in the sectors they support, enabling us to provide a meaningful contribution and a sure hand when important decisions need to be taken.
ZAIS Group, LLC ("ZAIS") is an alternative credit manager with twenty years of experience investing in the structured credit markets. Founded in 1997 and based in Holmdel, NJ, ZAIS has invested across multiple credit cycles at various levels in the capital structures of corporate and asset-backed securities. Our experience provides us with an understanding of how structured credit markets work as we strive to derive value in a sector that is often misunderstood. ZAIS has approximately $5.2 billion in assets under management, as of June 30, 2018. We offer a platform of complementary and diverse products, ranging from commingled funds to bespoke strategies in managed accounts and special situation vehicles to meet our clients’ varying needs. ZAIS’s investments have traditionally included CLOs, Non-Agency RMBS, CMBS, ABS and other credit products in North America and Europe.
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.
At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, they are committed to doing what's right for their clients, investing in communities, and strengthening economies. They operate in over 200 territories and 140 currencies, serving companies and institutions. They develop actionable insights, based on their deep experience, in-depth research and broad perspective. Beyond ideas, they partner with their clients to deliver powerful solutions. They offer a full range of banking, investment management and risk management products and services that help clients thrive in a changing world. From local communities to global markets, they are dedicated to shaping the future responsibly.
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
Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services provides a wide variety of trust and agency services in connection with debt and equity securities issued by public and private corporations, government entities, and the banking and securities industries, including mortgage asset services, asset-backed, municipal, corporate/high yield securities, business escrow and standalone custody. Through our client-centric service model, we fulfil the evolving needs of our clients by leveraging our industry expertise and the depth of Wells Fargo’s capabilities. For more information, visit wellsfargo.com/corporatetrust.
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.