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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.
The survey sheds a light on where private credit may be headed, and here’s what investors should know.
The direct lender has capped the vehicle at $1.5bn and received a $250m co-investment sidecar from the Kentucky Retirement System.
The second annual Private Debt Investor Seoul Forum featured a bevy of lessons for credit managers about fundraising and engaging with investors in Korea.
When Japanese and Korean investors tell GPs to invest resources in their respective countries, those managers should listen.
The quest for yield has caused many of Japan’s institutional investors to begin wading into private debt.
The firm’s publicly traded and private BDCs will get new co-presidents as the current one leaves but will remain president of the BDCs’ advisor.
Investors from Korea are yet to make the Global Investor 30 but it could only be a matter of time judging by the growing appetite for private debt.
Real estate debt looks well positioned compared with corporate debt, maintains Justin Guichard of Oaktree Capital in this interview shot at PDI's New York Forum.
The vehicle will have an initial two-year lock-up and so far has made investments in financial assets and residential and commercial mortgages.
The firm returned a gross of almost 9% on performing credit in the previous 12 months, but posted a loss of more than 9% in distressed debt over the same timeframe.

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