European Real Estate: Lending with caution

A really interesting article in Real Estate Capital Europe, which features our CIO, Tom Lloyd-Jones. Aisha Kapoor discusses Europe’s commercial real estate market, concluding lenders are becoming more hopeful that the industry is turning a corner and presenting new value creation opportunities. Tom comments that “Major European economies are still heavily reliant on bank finance … Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Awareness week, Nadine Buckland took some of the team to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square this week. Art can positively impact mental health by providing a creative outlet for expression, promoting mindfulness and relaxation and by being together with others, offers a sense of connection through shared experiences. We … Read more

Opportunistic Credit in Europe

The Opportunistic Credit proposition in Europe is, in our view, based around liquidity, or lack thereof, in European capital markets. Opportunistic credit does not require stress/distress (but can include it); instead it allows for superior returns for the provision of capital in constrained, complex or non-vanilla scenarios. In this respect the opportunity is more compelling … Read more

Affordable Homes Programme

The issue with the Government’s Affordable Homes Programme is not one of funding, but of execution. The private sector is being crowded out and delivery timetables are suffering as a result… You can read more here: https://www.building.co.uk/focus/the-figures-on-starts-are-terrifying-whats-really-happening-to-the-11bn-affordable-homes-programme/5127669.article

Private Debt Investor Europe Summit 2024

Last week, Thomas Lloyd-Jones, our CIO spoke at the Private Debt Investor 2024 Europe Summit in London. During the Investment Committee panel session, Tom presented a recent investment case study, highlighting our ability to find smart structuring solutions for borrowers. Thank you to Private Debt Investor and the other panelists Fabian Chrobog, Matthias Kirchgaessner, Itamar … Read more

Zenzic partners with GAIN UK Charity

Zenzic are proud to announce our recent partnership with GAIN UK. GAIN UK are committed to promoting gender diversity in the investment management field and run initiatives like school talks, insight days, and internships, empowering the next generation of investment professionals. Interested in learning more, please click here: https://www.gainuk.org/

European CRE liquidity issues

It has long been our view that European CRE liquidity issues may be the most acute. In comparison with the US, CRE credit is still bank dominated, and those banks are firmly in risk off mode. Europe also has no capital markets union; cultural, legal and language barriers between countries that many lenders are not … Read more

Global Female Fund Founders Podcast with Nadine Buckland

Zenzic’s CEO, Nadine Buckland was featured on the Global Female Investors Network ‘Female Fund Founders’ podcast series. She discusses with Amanda Pullinger her unconventional pathway to investing, and how her formative years gave her the insights, support and stamina necessary to build an investment career, ultimately leading to the formation of Zenzic with Tom Lloyd-Jones.