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SFI—M&G Seminar on Private Debt

  • When November 19, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (Europe/Zurich / UTC100)
  • Where Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Limmatquai 54 CH 8001 Zurich
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The event is fully booked. Due to the high interest, we are unfortunately no longer able to accept registrations. You are welcome to be put on the waiting list (e-mail with first name, last name, and company to knowledge@sfi.ch). Thank you very much for your understanding.

When a small or medium-sized business needs money, it usually goes to its bank and applies for a loan. This is how companies – not just SMEs – raise debt capital in Switzerland. However, banks have become more restrictive in their lending practices due to increasing regulation and higher capital requirements under Basel III. In this context, medium-sized companies and those without investment grade ratings are looking for alternative sources of financing. This is where private debt comes in.

To put it simply, private debt (“private, non-traded debt”) is debt capital that has not been provided by a bank or raised by issuing bonds. So one characteristic is that there is no liquid secondary market and that the debt cannot be traded. The loans are granted by non-banking institutions such as funds, pension funds, insurance companies or family offices. Find out more about this form of financing in a thematic deep dive session with proven experts.