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John Bakie

John Bakie joined Private Debt Investor in November 2017 as news editor. He has spent over a decade covering a wide range of financial services including private equity, venture capital, retail investment, securities trading and asset custody.
A number of stress scenarios could see significant downgrades of some tranches.
A flight to safety in uncertain times and LPs’ growing confidence in making loans of their own mean senior debt could be one of the most competitive parts of the credit market over the coming years, says John Bakie
Firms will have to change their approach to fundraising and portfolio company monitoring until the coronavirus outbreak recedes.
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Despite the virus outbreak, banks and debt funds in Germany anticipate strong new business opportunities in 2020.
Aircraft leasing has been popular with institutional investors but faces a crisis like no other as the airline industry faces bankruptcy.
The firm says the hire will enable it to strengthen its US credit research platform at a time of unprecedented volatility.
Debt funds could provide a countercyclical source of credit during the crisis, but there are concerns about the impact of cov-lite.
Despite a strong third quarter, a slow market earlier in the year means 2019 transaction numbers remain lower than the previous year's.
Industry pay is high across the board but qualifying for carried interest can make a significant difference to annual remuneration.
The role will take responsibility for providing access to alternative assets for defined contribution pension funds.

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