SCIO at the AFME/IMN 22nd annual Global ABS Conference
Published: May 9, 2018
This marquee conference, held once again in Barcelona from 5-7 June, features a programme which will continue to focus on ways to rebuild the European securitisation market for sound growth and performance in the future. Over 3,500 leaders in the global ABS market attend this event annually, making it the largest annual European structured finance gathering.
SCIO’s CIO Greg Branch will participate on Wednesday’s ABS Growth and Liquidity Outlook panel, and managing director Eriko Aron will participate in Wednesday’s Private Placement Market and Quasi ABS Structured Transactions panel.
For more information please visit https://www.imn.org/structured-finance/conference/Global-ABS-2018/.
SCIO Partners Fund II shortlisted for HFM European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2018
Published: April 27, 2018
SCIO Partners Fund II was shortlisted for two awards*: Credit under $500m and Fixed Income. For more information please visit https://hfmeuropeanperformanceawards.awardstage.com/#Shortlist.
A cornerstone of SCIO’s strategy is generating excess returns from illiquidity, complexity and scarcity premia. SCIO Partners Fund II, SCIO’s second closed-ended partners’ fund, invests in European structured credit and private asset-based debt. Fund assets were sourced through both secondary and primary markets, and no leverage has been used to enhance returns.
*Neither SCIO Capital LLP nor SCIO-Fund SICAV-FIS have paid to participate in or distribute these results
We have moved!
Published: March 29, 2018
Our new location is:
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Our new phone number is 00 44 20 3941 5880.
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SCIO at the IMN Investor’s Conference on European CLOs and Leveraged Loans
Published: February 28, 2018
SCIO’s CIO Greg Branch is participating in the CLO Equity Investor Perspectives panel at this event, which brings together leading European CLO managers, regulators, and CLO investors to discuss key developments and investment opportunities in the industry. The conference will take place on Wednesday 11 April at the London Hilton on Park Lane. For more information on the conference, please visit https://www.imn.org/structured-finance/conference/Investors-Conference-European-CLOs-Leveraged-Loans-2018/.
SCIO Partners Fund II: EurekaHedge rankings 2017
Published: February 2, 2018
SCIO Partners Fund II was EurekaHedge’s best performing European fixed income fund over €50m in 2017*.
SCIO Partners Fund II, SCIO’s second closed-ended partners’ fund, invests in European structured credit and private asset-based debt. Fund assets were sourced through both secondary and primary markets, and no leverage has been used to enhance returns.
* Selection criteria for the rankings includes: YTD returns for 2017, EUR denominated, European investment focus, fixed income, minimum AuM of €50m. Neither SCIO Capital LLP nor SCIO-Fund SICAV-FIS have paid to participate in or distribute these results.
** Only including those funds that have supplied Eurekahedge with Dec 2017 performance numbers as of 1 February 2018.
Source: © Copyright 2018 Eurekahedge Pte Ltd.
SCIO at the Opal European CLO Summit 2017
Published: October 25, 2017
SCIO’s CIO Greg Branch is participating in the investors’ round table at this annual conference, at which participants can learn the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of secured finance. The conference will take place on Thursday 2 November at County Hall on London’s south bank. For more information on the conference, please visit http://opalgroup.net/conference/european-clo-summit-2017/.
SCIO in the Securitisation and Structured Finance Handbook 2018
Published: September 27, 2017
SCIO is pleased to announce that once again, we have been asked to contribute to this annual, industry-leading publication. This year’s article, entitled European secured direct lending: Safe harbour in an uncertain world, looks at the causes, current drivers and opportunities in European secured direct lending.
There are a limited number of publication copies available – please email Tim Riggins on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours, and for more information, visit www.capital-markets-intelligence.com/securitisation-structured-finance-handbook-2018/.
SCIO at the IMN 23rd annual ABS East Conference
Published: August 21, 2017
This marquee conference, held once again in Miami from 17-19 September, features a programme devised by investors and led by issuers. Over 4,000 structured finance professionals will attend. Barry Lucassen, a director in SCIO’s portfolio management team, will participate on Tuesday’s Opportunities in European Structured Products panel.
For more information, please visit https://www.imn.org/structured-finance/conference/ABS-East-2017/Agenda.html.
SCIO at Opal investor events in Newport RI USA 24-26 July
Published: June 28, 2017
SCIO is attending two events running concurrently: the Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum 2017, and the Public Funds Summit East 2017. SCIO’s head of business development Michael Heidecker, and head of investor relations Jörn Czech will be in attendance, and SCIO will have a booth at the Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum – please stop by to say hello and learn more about SCIO’s expertise in European secured private debt.
For more information please visit http://opalgroup.net/conferences/#finance-group.
SCIO Partners Fund I realises asset values after returning 11.5% pa
Published: June 14, 2017
SCIO Capital’s Partners Fund I is in its planned final realisation of asset values, five years after the launch of the closed-ended fund. The fund, which invested in core European private structured credit on behalf of institutional and other professional investors, returned 11.5 per cent pa net of fees over its lifetime.
SCIO Partners Fund I benefited from significant supply and demand imbalances that still exist in certain European secured lending markets, which are mainly caused by the disadvantageous regulatory framework for structured credit in particular, and by the banks’ desire to sell their non-core credit portfolios and reduction of activity in the primary markets. SCIO continues to exploit this void with the SCIO Opportunity Fund I, an open-ended strategy with a similar investment philosophy, to which a majority of Partners Fund I investors have transferred their realisation proceeds.