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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.
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.
Three professionals with decades of experience have joined the firm from Aergen Aviation Finance.
The hire gives Kartesia’s senior debt vehicle a local presence in all its target markets across Europe.
A recent survey by Private Debt Investor underlined the growing popularity of asset-based lending among investors. But although opportunity exists, John Bakie finds there are also barriers to entry
High levels of debt have come at a time when credit quality is declining and record numbers of BBB bonds have been issued.

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