Chart of the week: Corporate debt regains ground

Private corporate debt fundraising increased seven-fold from 2009-15.

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Apollo Investment Corporation announced a shift to more ‘traditional corporate loans’ this week, following a series of write-downs in energy, oil and gas investments.

According to PDI Research & Analytics, AINV is not alone; fundraising for corporate debt fundraising has been gaining traction in recent years.

Volatile energy prices and fears of a market correction are leading investors back to ‘safer’ bets, while record levels of dry powder are also pushing investment levels.