Prica & Partners – Looking Ahead at the SEE NPL Market
The SEE NPL Forum looked at the what is coming next in the SEE NPL market. The focus of NPL market players is shifting as deal volumes and transaction pipelines slow down. Instead of looking for high profile portfolio disposals, investor focus is emerging in the areas such as retail mortgages, the development of secondary markets and setting up regional servicing platforms. Additionally, as bank consolidation across the region continues, preventative measures for the in-house management of problematic assets have gained importance along with financial and corporate restructuring initiatives. The discussion included topics such as what does this mean for the SEE NPL market, will there continue to be big portfolio transactions and what types of asset classes are the next hot investments. The forum gathered together key industry stakeholders, including regulators, banking professionals, investors and appraisers active in NPL sales and acquisitions in South East Europe and to help raise awareness of this very important issue.
More information is available at www.seenplforum.com.