Weak covenants threaten recovery – Fitch

Loan covenants provide enterprise value protection and may preserve recovery values on defaulted debt instruments, according to a new study from Fitch Ratings. Despite the recent spike in risk aversion and the potential for traditional covenant packages to make a comeback in newly originated deals, the volume of loans outstanding with weak covenant protection is significant and likely to have meaningful consequences as economic activity softens.

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