Aussie lenders covet event-driven transactions

Event-driven loan transactions bring higher returns in a market dominated by club-style, bi-lateral lending, says Steven Zuckerman at Barclays Capital in Australia.

Barclays Capital is carving a niche in event-driven loan transactions in Australia. While the country's four major domestic banks dominate club-style, bi-lateral deals, Barclays is playing at the structured edges where returns are higher and client loyalty reigns.

FinanceAsia spoke with Sydney-based director of global loans, Steven Zuckerman, and managing director, Tim Ritchie, on his recent trip to Australia.

What characterizes your strategy in Australian loans

Ritchie We're selective in the type of deal that we focus on. We're very rarely in a position other than the lead role and we tend to concentrate on more structured business and less on commoditized...

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