Asian loans bankers weigh up cornerstone support

Cornerstone investors are becoming increasingly common in overseas loan syndications, especially those involving Indian borrowers. While some may argue that this goes against the true purpose of syndication, which is to spread risk, loans bankers believe the change is for the better as it introduces borrowers to sturdy lenders for future funding needs. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

  • By Shruti Chaturvedi
  • 12 Oct 2017
Cornerstone investors in ECM and friends-and-family deals in bonds no longer cause much surprise in Asia. Although banks’ tendency to rely on a few key investors to ensure bonds get across the finish line may be troubling for funds with smaller pockets, it has become a standard approach ...

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