“Improved BDC Leverage Options Set to Take Off in 2020”
There are more debt finance solutions for BDCs than ever before.  Regulatory relief now permits BDCs to use greater leverage; a robust credit market means there are more debt products within reach.  This is the time for BDCs to optimize asset-level financing strategies.
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“How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time To Be Great Parents”, With Zac Barnett of Fund Finance Partners
A child’s self-esteem is tied, in large part, to how they are treated, valued and cared for by their parents. If we spend too much time “giving time” to everything else in our lives ahead of our children, we are teaching them that they are less important to us — and therefore the greater world. In this interview, Zac Barnett discusses strategies to create more space in our lives in order to give our children more quality attention.
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Umbrella Facilities
Umbrella Facilities are an aggregation of multiple subscription-backed credit lines, for the same asset manager, benefiting multiple investment vehicles, under one set of documents, in a single transaction. We have been directly involved in the evolution of these facilities for well over a decade.  Given their resurgence and the frequency with which we’re contacted by asset managers looking for a financing solution like an Umbrella Facility, we are publishing this white paper to summarize their structure, identify their pros and cons and proffer an explanation as to why the demand for Umbrella Facilities has recently spiked.
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National Real Estate Investor
Private equity investors allocated a lot of capital to CRE debt plays over the past few years. That trend has been slowing of late.
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Why Governance Matters in an Asset Manager’s Leverage Strategy
How does governance come into play for institutional asset managers. One key area is how leverage is managed, according to Richard Wheelahan, III, and Zac Barnett, the Co-Founders of Fund Finance Partners.
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Hybrid Credit Facilities
For well over a decade, the most innovative asset management firms have utilized “Subscription Facilities” (subscription-backed credit facilities—also known as “capital call” or “capital commitment” facilities)—as an important source of liquidity for their funds and SMAs (“Funds”). At Fund Finance Partners, we have witnessed Subscription Facilities used in order to quickly access cash without calling investor capital…
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Fund Finance Friday From Cadwalader
FFF this week got hold of Zac Barnett and Richard Wheelahan, who last week announced the founding of Fund Finance Partners. Here is our conversation.
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Management Company Lines: “Don't Leave Home Without One”
As fund finance product evolution continues to chase the rapid specialization and growth of the asset management industry, fund sponsors and asset management firms (each a “Sponsor”) are taking advantage of management company lines of credit (each a “MC line”). We at FFP view MC lines as an essential tool for Sponsor growth, operational flexibility and principal retention in your increasingly competitive industry.
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Subscription Facilities – No Apology Necessary
FFF this week got hold of Zac Barnett and Richard Wheelahan, who last week announced the founding of Fund Finance Partners. Here is our conversation.
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New U.S. Debt Advisory Business
CHICAGO, IL – October 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/– Fund Finance Partners (FFP) today announced the launch of their new fund advisory business. FFP co-founders Zac Barnett and Richard Wheelahan bring a combined 35+ years of direct experience in the fund finance space. F
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