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Economic recovery has seen inflationary concerns return for the first time in more than a decade, meaning managers must prepare for future risks. But opinion is divided, with some believing deflation is a bigger long-term concern. By John Bakie and Robin Blumenthal
The benchmark that has underpinned vast numbers of financial instruments globally is coming to an end. But there is a lively debate around what will replace it, and how suitable that replacement will be in the event of a crisis. Robin Blumenthal reports
Head of US loans and structured credit says the asset class is one of the few where modelled equity returns are higher than before covid.
North Haven Credit Partners III has exceeded its target by 29%, and will focus on junior capital investments in private North American businesses.
The fund has met its target, and will focus on leading directly originated investments.
Inflows of $18.9bn into credit and insurance account for nearly half of the total $37.3bn.
The manager has boosted its access to permanent capital, agreeing to pay $2.2bn for a 9.9% equity stake in the insurer’s life and retirement business.
The manager expects the final close of the special situations fund before year-end.
The Small Business Credit Opportunities Fund II has beaten its target by $200m.

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