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Claire Coe Smith

As private debt funds hone their focus on ESG, the big challenge is to find effective ways to influence the management of the underlying asset.
Europe’s sustainable finance and climate change agenda creates a whole new compliance challenge for private debt funds.
The growing demand for private debt in Asia is prompting regulators to home in on credit funds.
The health crisis has accelerated demand for portfolio-level financing.
Debt funds planning for the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period have found matters complicated by covid-19.
As the world gradually emerges from lockdown, fund managers are asking whether the pandemic could represent an opportunity for credit markets.
The country has been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, but those on the ground can see beyond current woes to a bright future for alternative lenders, says Claire Coe Smith
Private debt managers active in mid-market direct lending will not escape a downturn unscathed, but they can also see opportunities in slowing growth.
Senior debt is still fundamental to many investors’ private debt portfolios. But, as competition increases, LPs are increasingly hunting for less populated spaces. Claire Coe Smith reports
Investors seek out new managers but get tougher on diligence.

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