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Jul 6, 2020

Opportunities in European last-mile logistics

As customers adjusted to pandemic mitigation measures, online orders from western Europe across all retail segments jumped as much as 80% in the first two weeks of April 2020 as compared to the previous year. Experts think these buying habits may become permanent, as the range of products consumers are buying online has expanded to include essentials like groceries and over-the-counter medication.

Jun 15, 2020

Operational readiness to capitalize on opportunities emerging from COVID-19 for Private Debt

The term “private debt” is typically applied to debt investments that are not financed by banks and are not issued or traded in an open market. Since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC), private debt has found its way to portfolios of institutional investors. Regulatory changes have required that banks deleverage their balance sheets, and non-bank lenders and private debt funds have emerged as the alternative to the debt that was previously available through banks.

May 28, 2020

Pension funds: the infrastructure opportunity

As economies around the world begin to switch back on, it’s time for pension funds to shift focus from short-term cash commitments to seizing the longer term, inflation-hedged infrastructure opportunities.

May 14, 2020

How SS&C’s SKYLINE hosting services help clients achieve operational resiliency

Real estate management companies face the new reality of working remotely.  Even though physical offices have been closed, work needs to continue and companies need to remotely and securely access operational and accounting systems in order to meet the needs of their clients and tenants.  

May 12, 2020

5 Keys to Business Continuity Success in the New Normal

In these challenging times, businesses both large and small have made, and are continuing to make, adjustments to how they work on a daily basis. Through speedy work-from-home transitions and major process overhauls, SS&C AWD clients are continuing to maintain business-as-usual operations while providing the highest levels of customer service.

May 7, 2020

Trends reshaping the real estate investment landscape

As we respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will experience several events that will continue to stress commercial real estate and credit markets. The International Monetary Fund has reported that we entered a recession “as bad as or worse than in 2009.” However, a projected recovery in 2021 is expected if we can contain the virus. To support and cushion the impact on the markets, the G20 recently committed over $7 trillion, or more than 6% of global GDP.

May 6, 2020

Getting it REIT

The COVID-19 pandemic sent the world’s financial markets on a roller coaster ride, and the demand for real estate investment trusts was no exception. Much has been written about the impact on REITs from uncertain real estate asset values, mortgage and rent payments, funding constraints and tightening liquidity. On the flip side, some observers are seeing the wake of the crisis as an excellent time to buy distressed debt and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) at deep discounts. A record 939 commercial real estate funds were reportedly raising money in the market during April 2020, according to data from analyst firm Preqin.

Apr 29, 2020

Lending efficiently to those who need a bridge

The recently signed CARES Act provides a substantial package in monetary relief to the public health sector, major corporations and small businesses nationally. While many firms will secure all the assistance they need, others will need more help as the economy returns. Those firms will likely turn to bridge lending as a path forward.

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