Q&A: Asset-based lending funds

Asset-based lending (ABL) strategies have been gaining popularity at an impressive rate recently, and with good reason. Money has poured into the strategy in search of the low volatility and steady return stream that a well-run fund can generate. Additionally, since the return stream is tied directly to individual loan repayments, correlation to equity and debt markets is relatively low.

Though there is some variation, ABL funds originate loans which are backed by collateral, usually the assets o

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