Pension Funds Benefit From Bank Stress Tests

(Harvest) Institutional investors are exploiting the illiquid credit space vacated by banks facing stricter regulation and ongoing stress tests, according to global professional services company Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW). The company’s clients have allocated over $7 billion to illiquid credit investment strategies globally in the past five years, and it expects this to grow as the area remains largely untapped and compelling tailwinds remain. In new research entitled: Illiquid credit — Playing the role of (good) bank, Towers Watson suggests there is still an early mover advantage for those investors willing to overcome the additional governance and complexity associated with successful investing in illiquid credit.

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