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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.
Distressed debt chart
Distressed debt fundraising is one of the most cyclically affected strategies in private credit, and in the first half of 2019 it was back with a vengeance, writes John Bakie.
The closed-ended vehicle will give retail investors access to a broad array of sub-investment grade credit in the US and Europe.
Commodity shipping trade
Hidden behind the headlines about trade wars, a lesser-known but equally troubling lack of finance could damage supply chains. With bank lending hit by regulators, can private debt firms be the answer? John Bakie investigates
Europe
The fund hopes to avoid slow origination through a deal with ING Bank.
The fund manager has significantly expanded its presence across Europe in anticipation of opportunities from banks deleveraging.
The consumer lending platform is launching its first closed-ended fund as part of its plans to grow its asset management business.
american business
Fees for offshore vehicles and a range of hidden costs are causing a returns disparity for non-US investors in US funds.
The CLO was oversubscribed and raised capital from European and Asian institutions.
The fund is the latest in a string of vehicles with more than €1 billion to deploy in the European mid-market.
USA and China trade war
Growing levels of corporate debt, particularly leveraged loans, may leave firms vulnerable in the next economic downturn.
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