Private equity jeopardising levfin creditor protections

Senior credit analysts at Moody’s are warning that the private equity-led proliferation of weak creditor protections in the leveraged loan market may mean a more protracted and challenging default cycle in coming years.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 04 Dec 2018
“Investors are worried about what it means to own a senior secured loan fundamentally changing. What they don’t like changing is that no matter how much you lever me, I’m [supposed to be] first,” said Christina Padgett, senior vice president at Moody’s. “Anything that makes you not so first is the ...

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3 Deutsche Bank 5,287.08 28 6.61%
4 JPMorgan 5,144.14 22 6.43%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,189.40 23 5.24%

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5 Goldman Sachs 2,128.73 17 5.89%

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