Alternative Lenders: Opportunity or Threat?

April 21, 2015

In this April 21 article they wrote for IFLR, partner Marc Isaacs and associate Alan Holliday discuss the alternative credit providers that are rising to fill the market gap created by the retrenchment of traditional banks. Specifically, the authors identify these alternative lenders as pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, credit opportunities funds and private equity funds. They also address the likely reaction and future role of traditional banks in the face of this new competition, the advantages and disadvantages of turning to alternative lenders, and the specific products alternative lenders are providing. The full text of the article, which will appear in the May 2015 print edition of IFLR, is available online to subscribers at

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