The BDC Advantage

Posted by Alex Buzby on Jul 24, 2018 12:23:25 PM

Comparing quarterly filings, fund breakdowns and more...


After the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent regulatory changes, Business Development Companies (BDCs) skyrocketed in popularity, filling the funding gap in middle market companies. BDCs are closed-end funds that mostly invest in private, growing companies and, increasingly, larger later stage corporations.  

BDCs are required to file quarterly reports to the SEC under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Aggregating the data from these reports is tedious, time-consuming, and lacks standardization. AdvantageData’s BDC Product gives investment professionals access to aggregated and standardized data (current and historical), allowing users to easily analyze data relevant to their firm's needs.


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Topics: BDC, Analytics, Fixed Income, market analytics, business development company, BDC Filings, BDC Index, AUM, Middle Market

Advantage Data BDC Bond Index: Prospect Capital

Posted by Alex Buzby on Oct 3, 2016 4:17:21 PM
AdvantageData tracks the investments of BDCs through quarterly filings as well as the debt of the BDCs themselves through our corporate bond platform. The AdvantageData BDC Bond Index is a market-weighted index of all bonds issued by BDCs excluding convertibles and preferreds. This is used to benchmark individual BDC debt vs. the BDC community as a whole.
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Topics: BDC, High Yield, Middle Market, Prospect Capital, BDC Index

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