Business Development Companies (BDCs) -
High current income in a yield-starved world
Tuesday, September 27 , 2016, 10:00 AM ET
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DURATION: 40 MINUTES FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION
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Business Development Companies offer investors exposure to a segment of the credit market that is generally difficult for individuals to access. Private loans made to lower and traditional middle market companies can offer attractive yields and greater levels of protection than are often seen in syndicated loan markets or public market high yield.
Mr. Aaron Peck, Chief Investment Officer of Monroe Capital Corporation, will discuss the characteristics of lower and traditional middle market finance as well as the way BDC investors benefit from access to these private credit markets. He will also discuss the way Monroe's lending platform generates a large pipeline of proprietary investment opportunities, maintains a highly selective investment process and strong focus on credit quality.
Monroe Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MRCC) is a publicly-traded BDC, managed by Monroe Capital, an award-winning private credit firm with $3.3 billion in committed and invested assets under management. The Monroe BDC offers a yield of approximately 9%, and has paid dividends every quarter since the IPO in late 2012. The quarterly dividend was raised in Q1 2014 and adjusted net investment income has covered the dividend for 9 consecutive quarters. As of 6/30, the portfolio was 93% invested in secured loans and 74% in first lien loans. This continued conservative management has been reflected in the book value, or NAV, which has not only been stable but been one of a small number of BDCs that have actually grown NAV in 2015 and 2016. Featured Presenter
Aaron D. Peck
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Monroe Capital Corporation
Monroe Capital LLC
Aaron Peck is chief investment officer and chief financial officer of Monroe Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MRCC), a publicly-traded business development company and managing director of Monroe Capital LLC, a private investment firm providing financing to middle-market companies.
Mr. Peck has over 20 years of experience in credit, lending, high yield and public company operations and investor relations. Prior to Monroe, Mr. Peck was chief investment officer at Deerfield Capital Management and was responsible for all of the investment teams at Deerfield including syndicated and middle market loan teams managing over $5 billion in assets. As well, Mr. Peck was chief portfolio manager for Deerfield's publicly-traded specialty finance mortgage REIT and in that capacity was the key point of contact for all institutional and retail investors, investment banking research analysts, lenders and investment bankers.
Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Peck worked in leveraged credit at several investment firms including AEG Investors, Black Diamond Capital, Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch and ESL Investments.
Mr. Peck earned his M.B.A. with Honors from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Commerce from The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.
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