The proliferation of debt funds

By: Nicolas Grenie

Belgium, Brussels, European Commission, European flags at Berlaymont building
Belgium, Brussels, European Commission, European flags at Berlaymont building

Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the U.S. obtain the bulk of their funding from capital markets through debt or equity issuance. However, in Europe, the majority of loans to SMEs come from banks. Regulations like Basel III are changing this. Continue reading

Construction lending and servicing: What’s the right technology?

By Bishal Thapa

Effectively managing the complexities of construction loans can be challenging for lenders and servicers. Whether you are tracking all sources and uses of funds, reconciling your budgets, managing inspections, or reporting on the project, a real-time, automated technology solution is critical for success. Continue reading

The challenge of complexity: The impact of corporate actions processing, part 3

By Tongjai Lertphaisan

Do you regularly miss deadlines? Are your systems manual and error-prone? Are you looking for ways to improve your firm’s corporate action processing?

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The many benefits of tax process automation

By John Pavlakis

In an increasingly complex business world, the benefits of tax process automation have been known for some time. Automating a tax process increases compliance accuracy, efficiency, collaboration, and transparency. It also mitigates undue burdens on personnel, frees up time for greater data analysis, and allows for a more sustainable tax platform.

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Private capital versus the banks

By Kamran Anwar

U.S. mid-market corporates regularly solicit funds from capital markets to help finance their operations. In Europe, most mid-market firms still obtain their financing from banks, but this is changing.

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High energy and high demand for loan management at LendIt USA 2017

By: Errol Winter

This year’s LendIt USA conference hosted about 6,000 financial professionals in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center on March 6th and 7th. The 2-day annual conference is well known among industry leaders who participate in online marketplace lending. LendIt hosts the largest series of conferences that provide a great opportunity for the online lending community to meet in person and connect in central locations across the US, Europe, and China.

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Access – a key issue of cyber risks

By Lisa McLaughlin, Information Security Officer

Today, cyber threats are real and ever changing. In response, regulatory rules must constantly evolve in attempt to mitigate this dynamic threat. In the first of this two-part blog series, we’ll take a look into the complex roles of in-house attorneys and security professionals, and how they are intrinsic to the success of your business by protecting your organization’s sensitive information.

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How scalable is your lending operation?

By: Bishal Thapa

With a paradigm shift from traditional to alternative lending, the alternative lending industry is facing unprecedented growth. Non-banks, marketplace lenders, mezzanine lenders, mortgage REITs, and funds that originate loans must all be prepared to accommodate a growing demand for their services. They must effectively manage their growth so they can remain operationally efficient, nimble, and profitable.

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The Unique Nature of Direct Lending Funds

By: Alex Tarantino

Investment

Alternative finance is growing rapidly in Europe and is fast becoming an established investment strategy. Loans are a unique asset class that must be treated quite separately from bonds. This poses new challenges for firms entering the direct lending market. Continue reading