The emergence of a specialty finance sector in Europe in recent years has opened up an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to a large, mature and resilient asset class – consumer finance – offering myriad of potential benefits, including diversification and higher risk-adjusted returns. Moreover, the opportunity to invest in performing residential mortgage and consumer loan portfolios appears compelling due to a unique confluence of factors, and in view of the supportive macroeconomic, regulatory and policy backdrop. This paper outlines the case for investing in consumer finance portfolios and how investors can gain access to the opportunity via both a specialty finance approach that utilises cost-effective financing to drive higher risk-adjusted returns, as well as an income-driven approach focused on cashflow generation.
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