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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.
PDI Perspectives 2020
Some players are gearing up, but investors remain reticent to commit to private debt secondaries.
PDI Perspectives 2020
As investors continue to wise up to the appeal of private debt, all indications are that allocations and commitments will continue to rise.
In volatile times, infrastructure debt is one part of the investment universe in which LP support remains strong, finds Claire Coe Smith
Private debt has been slower than private equity to prioritise sustainability issues, but investors are now making the case that taking them seriously will add value to GP offerings.
Private debt has been slower than private equity to prioritise sustainability issues, but investors are now making the case that taking them seriously will add value to GP offerings.
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