KKR targets shipping loans

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Category: ABS NPLs

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Pillarstone, the platform set up by KKR to buy non-core and underperforming assets in Europe, seems set to take on underperforming shipping loans following the recruitment of former Frontline Management ceo Jens Martin Jensen. Indeed, the firm recently confirmed its involvement in a shipping-related securitisation.

Underperforming loans in the shipping sector have skyrocketed since 2008, as shipping operators have been challenged by overcapacity and untimely investments in bigger container vessels in the wake of the financial crisis.

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