Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> May 29, 2015

Asset Quality the Key Factor to Investing in BDC Space

Christopher Testa
Christopher Testa joined National Securities in September 2014 as an Equity Research Analyst covering business development companies. Prior to being employed at National Securities, Mr. Testa worked in equity research at Sidoti & Company, LLC, covering mortgage and specialty finance. His career began through an internship at Boston Provident, LP a long/short hedge fund specializing in financial services companies where Mr. Testa focused primarily on banks, mortgage servicers and REITs — both equity and mortgage. Mr. Testa holds an M.S. in finance from Pace University, Lubin School of Business and a B.S. from Pace University. Profile
TWST: Looking at the BDC space as a whole, what are the key factors you have seen emerge so far this year?

Mr. Testa: There are a couple of things that have kind of been key factors