We provide research, capital deployment, risk management and reporting services to institutional investors looking to invest in the European direct lending market. Discover the best opportunities in direct lending with Orca.*Direct lending market includes peer to peer lending, marketplace lending and non-bank balance sheet lenders.
Which lending platforms are achieving their targeted returns and which aren't? Where are the best investment opportunities in the European direct lending market? Orca helps investors navigate through the complexity, helping to reduce risk and increase returns over the long term. We work to an agreed investment mandate to deliver consistent, predictable returns.
Investment structures vary between lenders and investment capital needs to match origination. As a portfolio manager or sub-advisor, Orca takes care of the difficult task of building and managing diversified portfolios across lenders.
The early stage of the peer to peer lending market makes it difficult to assess credit risk. Lenders typically operate in niche sub-sectors with separate risk profiles. Orca carries out risk management services to help ensure risks are identified, measured and mitigated. This ensures expected returns are realised.
Monitoring investments is challenging as the data delivered by the lenders is not standardised. Orca pulls all of this data together so performance data is consistent and comparable across lenders.
We can offer research either as a continued service or as part of ad-hoc requests such as investment due diligence.
Acting as the sub-advisor to your investment we can provide research and risk management services, as well as advise on asset allocation. Your firm will have ownership and discretion over allocation while we will advise.
We can manage your investments under an agreed mandate. Your firm will have ownership of the investments while we will have discretion over allocation.
Orca was founded in 2015 with the goal of driving the adoption and growth of an exciting new asset class: Direct Lending. Direct lending has the potential to disintermediate banks and large financial institutions, with the benefits going to both lenders and borrowers.
Since inception, Orca has been providing research services, risk management and reporting across the direct lending industry. In 2017, Orca launched the industry-leading Orca Investment Platform, an efficient and cutting-edge way to invest across the P2P market.
Based in Edinburgh and Belfast, our experienced team are here to help you navigate your way into the direct lending space.