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It will be a big opportunity, but when? David Turner gets the views of strategic advisors on what to do when a downturn is anticipated but not visible
As environmental, social and governance issues move from providing a competitive advantage to becoming essential for private debt firms, investors expect much more than just a box-ticking exercise.
Market observers say progress has been made towards acceptable compensation structures, finds David Turner. However, these should not be the only criteria in deciding who to back
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Marketplace lenders have a wealth of information at their fingertips, giving them what they think is a vital advantage. But why do some investors still need convincing of their merits? By David Turner with additional reporting from Andrew Hedlund and Andy Thomson
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Observers say Europe’s secondaries market, eclipsed for so many years by the boom in direct lending, is starting to show early and patchy signs of an upturn, writes David Turner.
Unitranche has dominated the continent’s private debt markets in recent years. But, as David Turner reports, mezzanine’s advocates say that it offers better prospects.
Lending into the IT and software space could generate robust returns, even in a downturn – provided you pick the right spots.
Relatively insulated from global trade volatility, the US business services sector is attractive to domestic lenders.
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The EIB is barely able to contain delegates flocking to hear about an investment theme gathering pace on both sides of the Atlantic. David Turner reports
The continent looks set to follow in the footsteps of the US as venture lending gathers steam, but challenges lie in wait.

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