Schuldschein entrants: Pareto optimal

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By Silas Brown
29 Aug 2019

Some traditional arrangers of Schuldscheine, which see themselves as the guardians of the market’s probity, were horrified by the news that Pareto Securities is looking to set up shop on their front lawn. But the sort of companies Pareto is likely to bring will answer the prayers of some investors that the old guard have not. And with it, buyers will have to take greater responsibility for what they stick on their books.

Pareto associates with higher yielding borrowers from the Nordic region and beyond, so some of the stiffer Schuldschein bankers are concerned that the broker will offer the market a slew of crossover and sub-investment grade credits, and all the hair-raising excitement that can accompany those deals.

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