We have studied Burford Capital since 2016. This learning journey walks through the following topics: 

  • The different types of litigation finance assets
  • How litigation finance compares to other alts 
  • Typical transaction structures and how it creates positive skew in returns 
  • Potential risks to BUR’s long-run IRR
  • How cases are originated via corporates directly and indirectly from law firms 
  • Nuances of the relationship between funders and law firms 
  • Potential competitive risks from litigation funders and non-funders
  • How insurance and regulation may be a longer-term industry risk 

What is Litigation Finance? 

The legal finance industry is broadly split into three: commercial, mass tort, and personal litigation finance. Burford focuses on core commercial litigation finance. 

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