This month we discuss the Federal Reserve’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices otherwise known as the SLOOS. We highlight how it has historically provided a strong indication of recessions and market drawdowns and highlight where the tightening in bank lending standards is most pronounced.
We discuss warehouse lending, a sector which is receiving greater interest from global private credit investors despite not being particularly well understood.
We discuss how many companies are still suffering the after effects of the COVID pandemic making them particularly susceptible to the combination of a slowing economy and persistently higher interest rates.
We provide our quarterly around-the-grounds perspective on public and private credit markets covering the sharp rebound in financial credit, signs of stress in corporate credit markets and the worsening outlook in commercial real estate.
In this article, Sid Kumar, Head of Acquisition Finance at Challenger Investment Management discusses how lenders are getting some of the balance back when it comes to private credit investing in current macroeconomic conditions in Australia. Kumar highlights tightening lending conditions, stricter loan requirements, and the importance of selecting experienced managers to navigate through uncertainty.
With individuals tightening their belts across the board, could responsible and ESG investment fall down the list of priorities? Pete Robinson flagged that cost-of-living and ESG investments did not need to fundamentally be at odds.
This month we compare Australian commercial real estate loans with the United States, assessing which of the two markets are most acutely impacted by the higher interest rate environment as well as looking to where we may see opportunities in the quarters to come.
Meet the team at Challenger IM; Spend 2 minutes finding out what they bring to the table, their views on current markets and more.
Pete Robinson reveals that he is preparing for any one of seven recession scenarios. In this video Pete shares which scenario he is preparing for and how he is investing on behalf of clients.
Global banking was rocked to its core in March. But it’s still not 2008 Mark II, argues Pete Robinson of Challenger Investment Management.
We provide our quarterly around-the-grounds perspective on non-financial credit, financial credit, ABS & whole loans and real estate loans, highlighting patience is key.