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AFA’s ‘systematic build-up’

Mikael Huldt is head of alternative investments at AFA Insurance, the Stockholm-based insurance firm. He tells PDI about the origins of the organisation’s commitment to private debt and how it has evolved since.

Why the world is a more dangerous place

What are the big changes in the geopolitical scene that managers and investors should be keeping an eye on? Christopher Smart of Barings analyses the key trends

Why the world is a more dangerous place

What are the big changes in the geopolitical scene that managers and investors should be keeping an eye on? Christopher Smart of Barings analyses the key trends

CLO report: Why CLOs cannot be ignored

CLOs are a crucial consideration for investors seeking diversified, uncorrelated returns. Neil Servis, CEO of Serone Capital Management, offers his insights.

European reforms could spur lending

An incoming raft of banking regulations could reduce risk and make the sector more resilient, according to Alcentra managing director Graeme Delaney-Smith

An investor’s guide to the world’s real political risks

What are the big changes in the geopolitical scene that managers and investors should be keeping an eye on? Christopher Smart of Barings analyses the key trends.

How platform lenders come of age

Online lending platforms are graduating from their P2P origins. Several have become large credit sourcing operations deploying data and teams of credit assessors to serve, in some cases, tens of thousands of SMEs. Meanwhile, a large proportion of the capital now being lent through the top platforms is from insurers and pensions attracted not only […]

More growth yet to come

A recent survey finds LPs bullish about private debt’s ability to fend off banking competition and rising interest rate effects. Paul Lawrence of Intertrust reports.

Annual review 2017: Dry powder and diversity

Following a standout year of fundraising, Tavneet Bakshi and Christian Allgeier, partner and director at placement agent First Avenue Partners, respectively, offer insight on LP perspectives.

How investors can identify the best of the bunch

With fund managers citing loose deal structures – while pointing the finger elsewhere – what steps can LPs take to confidently assess the winners and losers? Raelan Lambert of Pavilion Alternatives Group provides some key tips.

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