JPMorgan begins private lending drive with $10 billion – source

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(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co has set aside at least $10 billion to back its foray into the world of direct lending, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The Wall Street titan’s move into the market is likely to put it head to head with established sector heavyweights such as Ares Management Corp and Apollo Global Management. The largest U.S. bank by assets is also prepared to make many more billions of dollars available if it sees the opportunity to deploy additional capital, according to Bloomberg Law, which had first reported the news. JPMorgan declined to comme…

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