JPMorgan Is in Direct Lending for the 'Long Run'
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March 06 2023

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

JPMorgan Is in Direct Lending for the 'Long Run'

This interview of Kevin Foley, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at JPMorgan. Here is a section. 

80% of the leveraged finance market does not have a maturity until 2026 or beyond, so they have a lot of runway, a lot of liquidity, you got a well telegraphed recession as you talked about, they are cutting expenses and conserving cash. They are well set up to buy themselves time to see how this market unfolds…you just don’t have that crunch. We are coming off the greatest financing wave in history and so maturity has been pushed out and this plays out in that 80% stat I referenced. 

Eoin Treacy's view

This is one of the most important topics in the debt markets today. Higher rates are obviously troubling for the holders of debt but you don’t get system problems until the borrowers have to pay to refinance and struggle. 

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