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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is Hong Kong Bureau Chief at PEI Group, leading coverage of Asia-Pacific private markets for Private Equity International and editing its daily Side Letter briefing for subscribers. He joined the business in 2017 and previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office. Alex has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University. He can be reached at alex.l@pei.group.
Shibuya, Tokyo, Asia-Pacific
Deerpath joins a growing band of US debt firms entering Japan amid rising demand for alternatives among the country's vast institutional investor community.
Two ropes tied together with a carabiner
Partners Group Fund Financing Solutions will invest primarily in GP-led and LP-led NAV loans and opportunistic investments, including NAV preferred equity investments.
Kent Chen, Neuberger Berman; Eric Mason, Church Pension Fund; Samson Wong, HKMA on stage at the HKVCA Forum 2024
Speaking at the HKVCA’s Asia Private Equity Forum on Friday, Eric Mason, head of PE at the Church Pension Fund, told delegates that using NAV facilities to create distributions increased financial risk.
Covenants and leverage are much tighter in loans to sponsors across the region, according to head of APAC private credit Celia Yan.
Capital being returned via a magnet
A stipulation that capital distributed to LPs via NAV facilities can be recalled is creating headaches for some investors.
Taxis in Hong Kong
Managing directors Steve Poon and Ming-Hau Lee, who both specialised in China special situations, left the firm in September to explore new opportunities, PEI has learned.
Tadasu Matsuo speaking at PDI's Tokyo Forum 2023
Speaking at Private Debt Investor’s Tokyo Forum, alternatives head Tadasu Matsuo outlined JST's plans for geographic diversification, sectoral focus and mitigating the J-curve.
An expanding pool of Japanese investors have conviction in high-risk distress – a significant development for the country’s LP base.
Panellists at the Private Debt Investor Tokyo Forum on Thursday said power was coming back to the lenders in 2023.
Yoshi Kiguchi Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations
Though comparatively small, the roughly $160m institution has a whopping 90% allocation to alternative investments.

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