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Beyond the gaze of the banks

Hidden behind the fiercely competitive sponsored market, Spain is beginning to wake up to the opportunity offered by sponsorless deals. Ignacio Díez of Trea Direct Lending assesses progress to date and future potential.

Behind the allure of mid-market debt

Macroeconomic concerns and the need for diversification have driven investor interest in mid-market private debt. But how safe are these allocations?

Spreads ‘almost the tightest they’ve ever been’

Brian Olvany is head of private debt at Zurich Insurance Group. The investment management function within the insurer manages approximately $200bn in assets of which over $8bn is targeted at private debt assets. We catch up with him to get his take on private debt markets today.

Spreads ‘almost the tightest they’ve ever been’

Brian Olvany is head of private debt at Zurich Insurance Group. The investment management function within the insurer manages approximately $200bn in assets of which over $8bn is targeted at private debt assets. We catch up with him to get his take on private debt markets today.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

Recruitment: Fishing in the same pool

Lorianne Burge, a consultant in the debt finance and structured finance team at London-based executive recruitment and search business Walker Hamill, says private debt, private equity and fintech firms are often going after the same talent.

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