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Christopher Faille

ESG issues are increasingly important for investors in real estate debt, but are they being factored into investment decisions? Not necessarily.
A street scene outside Blackstone's offices in New York
The manager is moving toward launching a fifth opportunistic credit fund, targeting $10bn.
Collateralised loans grew with help from Signature Bank’s bankruptcy auction.
A ratings agency and an investment and advisory firm appear to have two contrasting views of one of private credit’s hot topics.
Technology companies continue to outperform, with year-on-year growth of 37 percent, but the index shows strong numbers across all sectors.
The bankruptcy of the bank’s parent is redefining how ‘Silicon Valley’ functions, and has highlighted the vulnerability of banks. 
A new white paper also finds opportunities in the troubled waters, but only for ‘transformational capital’.
Pressure on rents may persist, but a new dynamic will be positive for debt in the long term, says Forum Investment Group.
S&P Global Ratings expects that the private credit market will continue to grow in 2024, although more slowly than in 2023.
When the value of a brand is seen to have eroded, the chances of a company emerging as a going concern are significantly depleted.

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