‘Asset recovery as an asset class: a litigation finance opportunity for private capital’

By Martin Kenney* and Jack LeGresley** for The Company Lawyer

In April 2024, Martin Kenney and Jack LeGresley published a Briefing Note in The Company Lawyer, outlining the case for litigation funding of asset recovery matters.

Litigation finance is a rapidly expanding asset class. Investors are attracted by an appealing risk-reward profile. The performance of the asset class differs depending on the category of claim.

This article explains how the asset recovery category of claims are an attractive investment opportunity for litigation funders, analysing the following metrics: outcome risk; scope of investable opportunity; case origination; diligence; capital requirements; signalling effect; downside protection; investment horizon; and macroeconomic correlation.

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*Martin Kenney is Head of Firm at Martin Kenney & Co (MKS)

**Jack LeGresley BA Law (Cambridge) and LLM (Harvard), admitted to practice in New York

***This material was first published by Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ, in Vol 45, number 5, of The Company Lawyer, and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers. For further details, please see the publishers’ website.