Napier Park to increase investment in bank risk transfers

Hedge fund sees secular trend in lenders offloading credit risk, and plans to be part of it

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Napier Park plans to join the current fashion for credit risk transfer deals, in which banks free up capital by essentially paying hedge funds and other investors to share loan-book exposures.

“We expect there to be a secular move of risk away from the banks through third-party investment,” says Serhan Secmen, global head of Napier Park’s collateralised loan obligation (CLO) business. “And we plan to play an important role.”

The alternative credit manager, which has $21 billion in assets under

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