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'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' — Future Gazing with Avardi Partners’ Sarah Lobbardi

September 11, 2020

In this week’s Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Jeremy Cross is joined by the Founder of Avardi Partners, Sarah Lobbardi. Sarah gives us an insight into the founding of and philosophy behind Avardi Partners as well as her insights on the current and future direction of the Fund Finance market.

Related Attorney(s): Jeremy Cross
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' — A Crash Course in SOFR

August 28, 2020

In this week’s FFF: Industry Conversations, Jeff Nagle, a Cadwalader partner and member of our LIBOR Preparedness Team, teaches a SOFR 101 session. He covers all the high-level things you need to know, including how SOFR is actually calculated, how it differs from LIBOR, what its variations are and which are best, how margins will be impacted, what the expected market conventions are, and what comparable rates exist for non-dollar denominated loans.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Jeffrey Nagle
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance, LIBOR Preparedness Team

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' – A Borrower’s Perspective

August 7, 2020

In this week’s FFF: Industry Conversations, Taylor Johnson of Nuveen Investments joins Cadwalader’s Mike Mascia and discusses his fund finance and property-level market observations, including where he sees gaps in available lender-side supply and where he thinks banks could innovate to bring value to fund borrowers in the current environment.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – 1H 2020 by the Numbers

July 31, 2020

In this week’s FFF: Industry Conversations, Mike Mascia and Wes Misson of Cadwalader walk through Cadwalader’s 2020 US portfolio data, including comparing Q2 medium spreads to Q1, looking at how tenors compressed in Q2, and presenting slides covering a host of other data metrics depicting how COVID has (and has not) impacted the market.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – License and (Cayman) Registration, Please

July 24, 2020

In today’s video version of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Mike Mascia of Cadwalader hosts Mike Breaux, Director at Steifel Bank, who gives an update on the bank’s fund finance practice and his market observations; Tess Viryani, Associate General Counsel at the LSTA, who discusses the LIBOR transition and incorporating ESG standards in loan transactions; and Tina Meigh of the Maples Group, who offers a practical viewpoint from the trenches on obtaining Cayman registrations to comply with the Private Funds Law.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – August 7th Looms

July 27, 2020

In today’s video version of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Mike Mascia of Cadwalader hosts Alexandra Woodcock and Alex Last of Mourant to discuss the Cayman Islands Private Funds law and its impact for lenders, and then Terry Hatton, Managing Director at MUFG, gives a excellent update on what the bank has seen in the first half of 2020 and what it is forecasting for the rest of the year.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – Activity Levels Remain Robust

July 10, 2020

In today’s video version of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Mike Mascia of Cadwalader covers off the Fund Finance legal updates occurring over the past two weeks, Graham Bippart, the Editor at Private Funds CFO that just completed a ten part series on Subscription Facilities, discusses his funds finance research and writing, and Zac Barnett of Fund Finance Partners and Mike have a wide-ranging conversation about fund finance activity levels, the market segments where FFP is looking for lenders to finance prospective transactions, and their forecasts and predictions for the remainder of the year and beyond. Additionally, Whitney Namm Pollack, the Executive Director of the Project Sunshine, discusses the great work her organization is doing to help hospitalized children and how FFA constituent firms can contribute.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – Volume Up

June 26, 2020

In today’s video version of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Pratap Dasgupta of Macquarie provides an update on the secondaries and greater NAV financing markets, Rich Young of Cadwalader discusses his next career chapter, Michelle Bolingbroke announces her more formal role with the Fund Finance Association, and Ken Bigelow, Managing Partner at Sionic, introduces his firm’s software solution for banks that is specifically customized and designed for subscription finance. Cadwalader’s Mike Mascia hosts. 


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

LGBTQ Rights and COVID-19: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future

June 23, 2020

In celebration of Pride Month, the Cadwalader Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI) hosted a Civil Rights Series webinar titled "Pride With GLAD - LGBTQ Rights and COVID-19: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future." Guest speakers Janson Wu and Bennett Klein of GLAD, a civil rights organization focused on LGBT communities, will discuss the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and the HIV/AIDS crisis.


Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – Market Update, Ratings and Community Needs

June 19, 2020

In today’s video version of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Tim Hicks, Partner at Cadwalader, provides a market update on the subscription facility sector, and Pramit Sheth, Managing Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, gives color on the types of fund finance transactions they are rating and what they are seeing in the market post-COVID. Additionally, Laura Clark, the CEO of the United Way of the Central Carolinas, discusses the tremendous uptick in community needs, what the United Way is doing to try and help our challenged neighbors from both a social justice and COVID response perspective, and how we can all contribute and help. Cadwalader’s Mike Mascia hosts. 


Related Attorney(s): Tim Hicks, Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

Juneteenth: America’s Other Independence Day

June 19, 2020

In partnership with the Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the Office for Diversity & Inclusion at the New York City Bar Association, we welcomed Dr. Fredara M. Hadley, a historian of black culture and ethnomusicology professor in the Department of Music History at The Juilliard School. Dr. Hadley led us through a discussion of the history of Juneteenth and provide commentary and context for a curated musical playlist that commemorates the holiday.


Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – Fund Finance Innovations & Updates

June 12, 2020

In today’s video version of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Charlie Owens, Managing Director at Signature Bank, gives an update on what the bank is seeing and doing in the market currently; Ken Pierce, newly minted CEO of Lockton Capital Markets, describes the NAV-financing his firm is structuring and placing with insurance company lenders; and Cadwalader’s Sam Hutchinson gives an update on the European market, with a deep dive into the rapidly expanding and evolving NAV-lending space.  


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Samantha Hutchinson
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations (Webcast)

June 5, 2020

In today’s Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations we added video and connected with a host of fund finance market participants. Nick Mitra of Natixis joins to give a market update, Tina Meigh of the Maples Group provides an update on the Fund Finance Association, Rory Smith of Brickfield Recruiting provides an update on the hiring market, and Jeff Nagle of Cadwalader summarizes the best practices for LIBOR transition proposed by the ARRC last week. In addition, we feature a short but important discussion with Leslie Gordon, President & CEO of Food Bank For New York City, on the growing hunger challenges presented by COVID-19. Cadwalader’s Mike Mascia hosts and also provides some data from our practice for 2020-to-date to try and forecast transaction volumes for the summer.


Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Nagle, Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

Facebook Facing FTC Injunction

December 13, 2019

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick

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