Capitalising on the bank asset sale

Capitalising on the bank asset sale

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Europe’s banks are under pressure. Economic and regulatory stresses are forcing them to consider the sale of many of the loan assets on their balance sheets. For insurers this de-leveraging process could provide opportunities to either purchase some of these assets or step into the gap left by the banking industry and begin originating loans themselves. 

The level of bank deleveraging is potentially massive. The International Monetary Fund recently predicted that banks will look to trim their ba