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Given their more limited ability to influence DE&I at the asset level, private debt managers initially faced less scrutiny on the issue from LPs. That is now beginning to change.
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LPs cite the clauses as one of the most contentious areas of fund documentation and some are pushing for more consequences for unresolved events.
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With Dublin emerging as a top Brexit relocation spot for financial services and a new funds law luring the alternatives industry, Ireland is starting to stand out as a private debt jurisdiction.
After a tentative few months, it wasn’t long before the pandemic drove dealmakers to embrace the benefits of tech-enabled due diligence processes. Now there’s no looking back.
It's becoming more competitive, with a recent report suggesting that direct lending in Europe could dwarf the US within a decade. We suggest five ways managers can get ahead in this congested space.
Investor appetite for private debt grows as managers deliver through the downturn.
The much-talked about blossoming of the resale market remains more dream than reality.
Investors still say there are factors hindering them from participating in co-investment opportunities.
Whether shifting strategies, transitioning working practices or revisiting investor relations, private debt managers have proved their agility in the face of coronavirus.
Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives 2021 Study takes the temperature of the investor community.

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