Alternative private financing and investing opportunities

Major Changes in Trade Finance – ValleyRoad Introduces MTFs

Traditional trade finance relies on short term revolving and self-liquidating credit lines provided by banks. The 2008 crisis and its consequences of increasingly restrictive regulations have put pressure on banks to deleverage. This in turn has significantly impacted trade credits and traders. Trade finance plays a...

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Yield hunters, pension funds and doggedly low interest rates

We are living a remarkable period of time, during which interest rates are very low and meant to stay that way for another year or two in the EU and Switzerland. Systemic risk is high and Western democracies are over-indebted (with a few exceptions). Several...

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Growing interest for private equity co-investments

Over the last years, traditional investors in private equity (PE) like institutional investors, as well as high net worth individuals and family offices have become highly sophisticated in evaluating private investment opportunities. As a consequence, and to complement traditional investments through PE funds, co-investments have...

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