Hayfin makes public and private credit investments across the liquidity spectrum through its Direct Lending, Special Opportunities, High-Yield Credit and Securitized Credit strategies.

The firm accesses a diverse range of asset profiles and sub-sectors, including through its sector-specialist teams focused on shipping, healthcare, and real estate.

Hayfin manages strategy-specific commingled funds and tailored separate and managed accounts which combine product exposures.

Direct Lending

Hayfin originates structures and invests in performing loans to European middle-market companies. We focus on companies with strong market positions, proven management teams and robust financial histories.

Our focus is on providing senior-secured loans that exhibit strong returns relative to their risk of loss. Most of our activity in this strategy is self-originated (i.e. sourced and structured by Hayfin), but we also purchase attractively priced loans in the secondary market, particularly during times of market disruption.


Special Opportunities

Hayfin invests in special opportunities across an array of asset classes and market niches. We focus on providing capital in situations in which credit may be scarce.

These situations may include corporate stress or distress, where we provide rescue facilities or restructuring capital, or investing in out-of-favour industries and purchasing non-performing or underperforming loans from European banks. We tend to look for situations in which our downside is protected by hard asset value or visible cashflow.


High-Yield Credit

Hayfin adopts a total-return approach to European high-yield bonds and syndicated loans, embracing the capabilities of the firm’s platform. We believe that our research, sourcing, and origination platform is the largest in Europe and represents the only dedicated, independent platform of its kind.

We focus on using this platform to create portfolios that are total-return orientated and very different to the benchmarks. Our team has one of the longest track records (20 years) in the European market.


Securitized Credit

Hayfin’s dedicated team of structured credit professionals deliver innovative client solutions through investing in primary issuance and secondary markets in collateralised loan obligations (CLOs), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), whole business securitisations, and other structured financial assets.

Our focus is to maximise income across the asset class by leveraging our significant expertise and understanding of the complex risk factors that impact the valuation of these structured financial products and deliver performance across a wide range of asset-backed security strategies.