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Andrew Hedlund

Andrew Hedlund
Andrew Hedlund is the Americas Editor at Private Debt Investor where he reports on the private debt market and coordinates coverage of the asset class. Before joining PDI, he reported on corporate bankruptcies for The Deal and Reorg Research, two financial trade publications.Andrew received a master's degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He also earned bachelor of arts degrees in from Arizona State University.

CFO Forum: Dealing with rising complexity and savvier LPs

More investment products means more opportunity, but it also means more longer hours, and the potential for more headaches for CFOs and COOs.

CFO Forum: Growing with the times

As private debt continues its rise, the role of the chief financial officer is evolving to keep pace, said speakers and delegates at the inaugural PDI CFOs & COOs Forum this week. That change has not been without growing pains, however. Among the topics on attendees’ minds were service outsourcing; technology; and the nuances of […]

New Mexico SIC eyes direct lending, distressed debt in FY 2019 – exclusive

The firm has committed two credit vehicles for each strategy over the past year.

GSBD leverage vote met with upbeat Fitch rating, S&P rating withdrawal

The twin decisions showcased the different views of recent BDC statute changes the two ratings firms have adopted.

The real cost of reform

Ares, Apollo, FS and other BDCs have spent millions since 2011 getting the BDC bill passed.

Apollo debuts debt-equity vehicle focused on Europe, North America

The fund would invest in senior and subordinated debt along with structured equity and non-control positions in financially troubled companies.

Los Angeles pension boosts allocation target for real estate debt, private debt

The retirement plan also increased its exposure to private equity and private infrastructure by 1% each, while targets for real estate equity and natural resources investments stayed the same.

Hamilton Lane raises $900m to focus on performing credit

The vehicle will also invest in some stressed and distressed scenarios.

Head of GSO Advantage takes new role within Blackstone – exclusive

Blackstone’s GSO looked outside the firm to fill the empty job.

APFC goes direct in credit with $1bn programme, $500m in co-investments

The sovereign wealth fund already invests directly in private equity and real estate.

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