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The Finance View – City finance teams pick spots as direct lending market hits the mainstream

Victoria Young assesses the advisers targeting the alt lending crowd

‘Almost every partner in our team is working on a direct lending mandate right now and that’s reflective of where markets are moving,’ notes White & Case partner Gareth Eagles. ‘It began as a niche, but it’s now a regular part of the funding mix. It’s not alternative finance. People said the Beatles were alternative in 1962 but they didn’t by 1966!’