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Claire Coe Smith

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European fundraising has remained resilient despite covid-19, with lenders taking market share from banks. We take a look at how fund managers are faring.
As US fundraising continues to soar post-covid, we take a look at what is driving its recovery, including which segments are the most popular.
As factors such as regulation drive the sustainability conversation forward, we look at how US credit funds are faring.
US fundraising has recovered strongly in recent months. Private Debt Investor investigates why the spotlight is on North America.
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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.

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