Metrics wins Best Alternative Investment Manager of the Year at Hedge Funds Rock

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Metrics Credit Partners has been crowned Australia’s Best Alternative Investment Manager at the 2020 Hedge Funds Rock + Australian Alternative Investment Awards. The award is decided based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors agreed by a panel of expert judges. Metrics Credit Partners Managing Partner, Andrew Lockhart commented: “We are pleased to receive

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Metrics Credit Partners Funds assigned ‘Superior’ rating

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Australia Ratings Analytics (Australia Ratings) has assigned a ‘Superior’ investment rating to two Trusts managed by Metrics Credit Partners Pty Ltd (Metrics). Both, the MCP Master Income Trust (MXT) and the Metrics Direct Income Fund have been assigned a ‘Superior’ Investment Rating. A rating of Superior’ is the highest rating on the investment rating scale used by

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Income returns – the increasing importance of capital structures

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In the current market, many income investments are no longer offering the safe haven and downside protection they once did. Investors, of all sorts, need to revisit and better understand where investments sit in the capital structure and the role they can, and sometimes can’t, play in portfolios today. Andrew Lockhart, Managing Partner at Australia’s

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Metrics Credit Partners expands with NZ office

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Australia’s leading non-bank lender Metrics Credit Partners (Metrics) has announced the opening of a new office in New Zealand. The opening is in response to increasing Kiwi demand for better returns from fixed income, given record low local interest rates. The office in Auckland will be staffed by three local financial experts – see separate

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Metrics to cut performance fee to counter low rate environment

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Metrics Credit Partners (Metrics) has announced plans to voluntarily waive its performance fee for the MCP Income Opportunities Trust (ASX:MOT), to prevent investor returns being impacted by current record low interest rates. The trust’s current performance fee terms are based on achieving the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash rate plus 6% per annum. At

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Non-bank lenders to provide a greater share

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One of the hallmarks of the Australian corporate lending market has been the bank dominance of the sector, with the domestic banks currently holding around 70% market share. Due to the large balance sheet capacity and accompanying capital required to operate in the market, barriers to entry are significant. However, Andrew Lockhart, Managing Partner at

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Property sector and investors both benefitting from transformation of banking post-Hayne

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Australia’s banking sector is transforming due to myriad factors, ranging from global changes through to the Hayne Royal Commission, and this is creating opportunities for both borrowers and investors. While lending from the traditional big banks has tightened in recent years, the growth of non-bank lenders means that capital is still readily available. Similarly, by

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Metrics changes income distribution to regular monthly payments for investors

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To meet investors’ increasing demands for regular income, Australia’s leading non-bank corporate lender Metrics Credit Partners (Metrics) announced a change in distribution policy for its MCP Income Opportunities Trust (ASX MOT), with distributions now paid on a monthly basis. The first of the monthly distributions will be paid in early November for the month of

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Plunging interest rates highlight growing need for new interest income opportunities

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Investors can find attractive and consistent income – as well as protect their capital – by gaining exposure to the alternative fixed income and private debt asset class, according to Australia’s leading non-bank corporate lender, Metrics Credit Partners (Metrics). “Obtaining consistent income in today’s record low interest rate environment is a challenge for investors,” said

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Metrics Credit Partners continues its expansion with the announcement of new senior hires

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Australia’s leading non-bank corporate lender, Metrics Credit Partners has announced its continued expansion with a number of new appointments to its team. Managing Partner, Andrew Lockhart, said the new appointments were to support the firm’s continued growth and commitment to strengthening its asset origination and portfolio management capabilities, which will continue to deliver good quality

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