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Getting under the Hood: Leveraged Lending and the 2014 SNC Review

In part one of this series, we noted that the 2014 SNC Review sample was heavily skewed toward leveraged loans and to criticized assets. This purposeful focus does not, in itself, undermine the report’s explicit findings (at least about the review sample) but it certainly hinders simple, drive-by use of cherry-picked elements of the Review to make […]

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There be monsters? Middle Market Leveraged Lending and the SNC Review

Six years past the onslaught of the Great Recession, a knot of on-lookers remains committed to specters and bogeymen in the leveraged loan market. Undeterred by contrary empirical evidence and low default rates, torchbearers have tried (thus far, in vain) to enumerate any swath of banks that required rescue due to leveraged lending to commercial and industrial operating […]

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The Gaffin Group recognized at ACG Middle-Market Public Policy event in Washington, DC

(Washington, DC – February 5, 2014) The Gaffin Group was specially mentioned for its part in supporting the Association for Corporate Growth’s efforts in delivering a first-ever public policy agenda developed by the ACG in early 2013 and as updated for a recent policy summit in Washington, DC. Mark Gaffin, Founder and President of The […]

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Wall Street Journal misses on Bank article

While I have great respect for WSJ’s reporting overall, I think they got several material points wrong in a recent article on banking (“Banks Sit Out Riskier Deals – Regulatory Pressures Push Some Lenders to Let Lucrative Deals Go” 01/21/14). Based on my experience from front-line leveraged lending and my privilege of being involved with […]

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