ARC Ratings, S.A is an international credit rating agency (CRA) based in Europe.
Registered with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and recognised as an External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI).
Amalgamating five experienced partner agencies on four continents, ARC Ratings takes advantage of its global reach, local expertise and network-based approach to best serve issuers and investors by assigning stable credit ratings that optimally identify credit risk.
ARC Ratings addresses the global capital markets’ need for a stronger competitive environment in the credit rating business.
ARC’s network has twenty offices globally, assigning ratings in approximately thirty countries spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
Bedford Row Capital is one of a select group of non-bank lead managers and arrangers of listed debt securities in Europe.
Their focus is on helping SMEs to raise finance by issuing bonds.
The Bedford Row Capital team brings together a wealth of experience in designing, structuring, operating and promoting listed debt securities. The teams’ experience spans across across virtually all aspects of financial services including actuarial, underwriting, insurance (life and non-life), equity capital markets, fund management, conduit programmes and of course debt capital markets. The focus on debt capital markets is supported by a transaction management team which looks after clients both up to listing and secondary markets support.
Bedford Row Capital has worked across a variety of sectors including shipping, aviation, mining, property, financial services / alternative finance, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), and renewable energy, helping financing projects allowing their clients to operate a broad range of businesses. Bedford Row Capital is filling the gap that has been left by the banks in recent years.
They offer a unique and streamlined route to market. In 2016 they listed eleven new bonds – helping businesses grow, and creating new opportunities for Investors.
In 2017, Bedford Row Capital brought three more companies and seven bonds to market and expanded their reach into Asia and South America.
Specialist Advisors is a marketing, product development and distribution consultancy working within global financial markets.
The company designs financial products to assist clients in growing their businesses, often collaborating with them as a true joint venture partner.
Corporate Finance Bonds is part of the Specialist Advisor Group, a vertically integrated business operating across the financial services sector, which is involved in international asset management, corporate finance and the professional services market.
Corporate Finance Bonds is the issuer of an approved £500m Secured Note Programme listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
The company has been instrumental in the development of multi asset absolute return investment strategies for funds and Model Portfolio Services run on platforms.
It has developed a UK domiciled corporate finance vehicle that issues bonds which bridge investor appetite for high yielding secured assets with appetite for a source of corporate lending. A Dublin based funds umbrella provides the infrastructure, regulatory framework and corporate governance to launch specialist funds into UK and international markets.