• Operational Due Diligence, Multi-Asset Credit

    A reinsurer was looking to increase its allocation to multi-asset credit and took the opportunity to review (and potentially replace) its incumbent manager.

  • Fixed Income Portfolio Design

    This US wealth manager sought to update its relatively conservative fixed income portfolio in order to meet the investment target of 3-5% per annum nominal returns—a topic that has become particularly pressing for their team in a

  • Fixed Income – US Short Duration High Yield

    This UK-based international property and casualty insurance group was seeking to invest USD140 million with one manager running a US-centric short duration, high yield bond portfolio. The insurer wanted to target BB-rated bonds

  • Multi-Sector Fixed Income – Leveraged Finance

    This UK pension scheme was seeking to benchmark the fees being paid to more than a dozen managers across 20-plus strategies in public markets, alternatives and private markets given the scheme’s rapid growth in assets under management

  • Core Fixed Income

    The client, a European multinational property and casualty (P&C) insurer, was looking to re-tender a multi-billion-dollar, multi-currency fixed income portfolio invested in high-quality, short-duration bonds to new asset managers and

  • Alternative Credit

    The investor mandated bfinance to search for an alternative credit strategy with a view to investing c. AUD 50 million through a pooled fund. A typical return expectation for this type of strategy is cash + 4-6%.

  • Leveraged Loans

    A Middle Eastern insurance company wished to invest in approximately USD 100 million in Leveraged Loans, with a focus on senior secured debt.

  • Emerging Market Debt

    The UK Local Government Pension Scheme client sought an EMD manager that successfully blended emerging market hard currency (sovereign and corporates) and local currency within a standalone portfolio, with a view to investing £300

  • High Yield Debt

    A Dutch pension fund was entering US high yield debt, reducing its European HY exposure, and sought an appropriate pooled fund for a first EUR 15 million investment. They wished to avoid short-duration strategies and minimise

  • Municipal Bonds

    This German institutional investor wished to invest USD 50 million in Municipal Bonds via a fund-of-one. We sought strategies featuring primarily Taxable munis (maximum 20% tax exempt), low exposure to high yield (maximum 5%) and