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Private debt ESG investing meets digital debt technology

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Well-known in the public debt markets, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing in private debt is attractive for investors too. Nevertheless, issues around data and scale can hamper the validation of ESG credentials within private debt. This wasn’t the case in a marquee transaction between Bikeleasing and MEAG, facilitated [...]

Challenges that alternative lenders and marketplaces face when connecting with experienced capital markets investors

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First of all, I need to confess something: While CrossLend is a capital markets technology provider today, we started out as a P2P lending platform. We stopped our P2P operations a long time ago for a number of reasons, but the main reason was: complexity. While I cannot state [...]

Reflecting on the regulatory framework for securitisation

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At the end of September, the European Commission released its latest action plan for the Capital Markets Union. Acutely aware of the importance of timing as Brexit continues to move in an uncertain direction and as the effects of the pandemic persist, the recent action plan has provided some [...]

Rethinking the nature of financial systems as complex systems

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The twentieth century brought a great deal of changes to the financial industry. It saw shifts in global power dynamics, the rise of central banking systems to hegemony, the divorce of money from precious metals, the advent of the forex market, the explosive growth of the derivatives market, the [...]

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