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How banks can benefit from SRT Transactions to react to the Basel IV Framework

How is the new Basel IV framework going to impact banks? In this article we will discuss how Basel IV will affect banks’ risk-weighted assets (RWA) and capital requirements. In addition, we will explore the use of Significant Risk Transfer (SRT) transactions, particularly synthetic securitizations, as a mechanism for banks to manage their balance sheets more actively. […]

Bi-Weekly Private Credit Digest – April 2023

In this April episode of the bi-Weekly, we will walk you through the latest and most interesting news from the private credit market in Italy, US, and more. Read along to learn more. Asset Tokenization: From NPL to Real Estate The Azimut Group has tokenized a portion of a Luxembourg-based fund, focused on a diversified portfolio of asset-backed securities […]

Breaking Down GACS: A Closer Look at the Scheme’s Impact on the market


The GACS scheme has been a useful tool for dealing with the high stock of NPLs in the balance sheets of Italian banks. Since its activation, the NPL ratio has dropped from 16.8% in December 2015 to a historic low of 2.6% in June 2022, with a total volume of €108.6 billion cleared. The current […]

Trends in the European & UK Securitization Market Q4 2022

Over the past year, the European securitisation market has undergone some dynamic changes. The fourth quarter of 2022 was no exception as the market continued to adapt to ongoing economic developments and regulatory changes. In this article article, we will delve into the main trends that have been affecting the European securitization market in the […]

Bi-Weekly Private Credit Digest – February 2023

Private Credit Market Updates: Illimity Bank, October Lending, Tranch, and Goldman Sachs The private credit market is constantly evolving, with new players emerging and established firms growing their positions in various countries. In this episode of the Bi-Weekly Digest, we highlight some of the latest news from Europe and the US. Italian Landscape Italian digital […]

Bi-Weekly Private Credit Digest – January 2023

In this article series, we will walk you through the latest and most interesting news from the private credit market during January 2023. In this article, we will cover updates on sustainable development projects, securitizations of SME loans, and developments in the fintech industry. New developments from CDP & Unicredit Launch of the Basket Bond […]

EBA’s final draft for NPL transactions: What you need to know

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently released its final draft for Non-Performing Loan (NPL) transactions in the European Union (EU). This new set of regulations is an important step towards creating a more integrated and unified  market within the EU, and will have far-reaching effects on the way banks and other financial institutions do business […]

Are we heading toward a new financial crisis? Here’s how technology can help

Is there a new financial crisis on the horizon?  Recent trends suggest that the global economy might be heading toward another financial crisis. While it’s always difficult to predict economic outcomes, it is important to capture all the signals and be prepared in case the trend points in that direction.  One way that we can […]

November ESG outlook for the Financial Market – What you need to know

In this article we will cover the main news and insights from the ESG space and what it all means for private debt market actors. Regulatory updates for asset managers and asset owners – ESMA launches a public consultation on guidelines for using ESG and sustainability terms in funds’ names As part of its Sustainable Finance […]

Trends in the European securitization market – Q3 2022

In this article, we are going to review the main trends affecting the European securitization market during the third quarter of 2022.  A downward trend for the second quarter of 2022 compared to a rather solid Q1 It is clear that the momentum of the EU Securitisation market reported in the first quarter of 2022 […]