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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.

Brookfield agrees to buy 62% of Oaktree

The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.

Gulf Capital hires Sharaf for private debt arm

The senior hire brings significant leveraged finance experience to the company’s Gulf Credit Partners arm.

PensionDanmark merges alternatives and private debt teams

The merged department will take responsibility for all alternatives investment at a time when the pension fund plans to grow its exposure.

Private debt plays it safe

European private credit managers are not excessive risk takers according to new research.

Kartesia hires Mirante to head up DACH credit opps

The appointment will bolster the firm’s origination capability in German-speaking Europe.

The double-figure return that rivals private equity

Comparing long-term performance finds that private debt holdings can generate superior returns to both fixed income and equity.

Private debt faces dilemma of more capital than opportunities

Trust managers too much and you could end up following them into uncharted territory, warns Trevor Castledine in conversation with John Bakie

Beechbrook hits £128m first close for UK SME fund

The follow up to the investor’s 2015 vehicle is again backed by British Business Investments.

NPL investors looking to China – report

Reforms to China’s legal system and currency controls, alongside increased regulatory pressure, could make the country a top destination for NPL investors.

Built on solid foundations

With banks in retreat on all fronts, private real estate debt has become an attractive asset class for investors seeking certainty. By John Bakie

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