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2022/08

HOW FAMILY OFFICES CAN GROW WITH EQUITIESFIRST

Family offices are incorporating private debt into their investment strategies as they seek to diversify their portfolio with investments that are less correlated to the markets. This volume demonstrates how EquitiesFirst partners with family offices in various aspects to grow their AUM.
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2022/07

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY IN A RISING-RATE ENVIRONMENT

Higher interest rates caused by inflation create higher interest payments for floating rate borrowings and added pressure on assets including shares. Companies also need to offer higher rates to raise funds during inflation…
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2022/06

FINANCING DISPARITY BETWEEN OWNERS OF SMALL CAPS VS LARGE CAPS 2.0

As the economy rebounded in 2021, small cap companies in Asia, which were more volatile, outperformed large companies in Asia. Despite small cap companies regaining credibility, traditional lenders limit their access to loans…
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2022/06

BORROWER-FRIENDLY MECHANISM IN TIMES OF MARKET CORRECTION

As the market is correcting, many shareholders who have pledged their shares are likely to receive margin calls from their respective lenders. They often can’t top up within the tight timelines given…
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2022/05

TIME VALUE OF MONEY & 100% COLLATERAL RETURN

The EquitiesFirst financing model requires a temporary title transfer of shares during the term of the loan transaction. To provide a deeper understanding of how we operate, this piece discusses our business model, 100% track record in returning the collateral, and the correlation with Time Value of Money.
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2022/05

PRIVATE CREDIT AND CRYPTO IN TIMES OF GEOPOLITICAL CHANGE

Geopolitical tensions have interrupted global markets seeking to recover from COVID-19. To gain further insights, EquitiesFirst hosted four webinars to hear from a diverse group of subject matter experts about key macroeconomic and private credit trends. This report...
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