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Zurich Unit Turns Prescription Drug Royalties Into Collateral

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NU Online News Service, Aug. 10, 1:56 p.m. – The Centre Group, Hamilton, Bermuda, an arm of Zurich Financial Services Group, says it has used an unusual investment strategy to help Royalty Pharma A.G. Schaffhausen, Switzerland, a pharmaceutical company, get $60 million in loans.

Centre helped Royalty Pharma get the financing by turning the expected royalty streams from a portfolio of nine prescription drugs that are already on the market, and another drug that is still in development, into collateral.