Parallel Lending

Launched in 2018, the Parallel Lending Strategy co-originates loans with local and international banks to provide SMEs with financing solutions which complement the normal lending practices of banks. It offers investors the opportunity to benefit from an attractive income stream in the implied BB European credit risk, while avoiding the volatility associated with public markets. It is underpinned by a focus on capital preservation thanks to the minimization of tail risks.

The Strategy seeks to provide stable returns and emphasizes risk control through a disciplined research process and strong diversification across industry, company and geography. The investment team utilizes a combination of proprietary quantitative analytics, including innovative Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning systems, as well as fundamental qualitative research to select investments.

Strategy Inception


Portfolio Manager Locations

Dublin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Frankfurt

Our Advantage

  • Robust risk management approach with an intense focus on credit quality, diversification and granularity
  • Differentiated lending model where we lend alongside banks which speeds up deployment
  • Use of artificial intelligence (AI) based on Deep Learning as part of the investment process


Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not an indication of current or future performance.

“Our origination model is based on parallel lending/asset sharing alongside banks which enhances the speed of capital deployment. For investors our credit programme is specifically designed to minimize the impact of tail risks while maximising return potential”

Gianluca Oricchio, Head of Parallel Lending and Chief Data Scientist

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