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    March 2017 Issue

    Features
    Capital Talk: Inside the Ares-American Capital deal

    The Ares/American Capital transaction closed in January but only after months of due diligence, negotiating and board meetings. PDI meets the team behind the deal.

    PDI Annual Awards 2016: Golub gobbles four titles

    SSG Capital Management, Citi and Pemberton were also among the notable winners as we boasted more votes in more categories than ever before.

    PDI Annual Awards 2016: Global winners

    The biggest deals and the most successful firms from around the world.

    PDI Annual Awards 2016: Americas winners

    The leaders of the asset class in the Americas.

    PDI Annual Awards 2016: Europe winners

    The leaders of the asset class in Europe.

    PDI Annual Awards 2016: Asia-Pacific winners

    The leaders of the asset class in Asia-Pacific.

    Investor spotlight: USS cuts out the middle man

    Many LPs are managing their own private debt strategies to sidestep fees, but USS is the first to start providing loans to the funds themselves, writes David Brooke.

    Euro GPs stay upbeat over regulations

    With financial regulation under the microscope, many managers have a positive outlook on the implications for private debt. Nick Jardine reports

    Distressed debt: Opportunities in Europe

    Europe has provided slim pickings for distressed debt funds since the financial crisis. Yet with nearly €1trn of non-performing loans still held by the region’s banks, will 2017 herald a wave of opportunity?

    Distressed debt: Tackling the Italian banking job

    Banks are selling bad loans across Europe, but one country stands out.

    Distressed debt: What's in a name?

    The ‘special sits’ label enables you to raise capital all cycle long, according to two major US distressed fund managers.

    Liquid debt strategies: Learning your BDCs

    Complexity and volatility mean institutional investors tread carefully when it comes to business development companies. But improving performance and favourable legislation may force them to think again.

    Last Word: Deborah Zurkow of AllianzGI

    Following the December acquisition of Sound Harbor Partners and two private debt teams from Allianz Investment Management, Deborah Zurkow, head of alternatives for AllianzGI, spoke to Nick Jardine about the firm’s next steps

    Expert comment: ICG on liquid debt strategies

    Investors are increasingly recognising the benefits of running private debt and liquid senior secured debt strategies in tandem, according to Max Mitchell and Zak Summerscale of Intermediate Capital Group.

    Annual Review: US demand lures Europe's private lenders

    As the European private debt market gets more competitive, local fund managers find their search for bigger returns is taking them across the Atlantic.

    Annual Review: Deep roots required for non-sponsored deals

    Non-sponsored finance was one of the leading trends in the private debt universe in 2016, but it’s a strategy that demands plenty of commitment and resource.

    Annual Review: A bang and a whimper after Brexit

    Private debt is continuing its ascendancy since the UK’s vote to leave the EU, but is now pushing investors into new territories.

     

    Annual Review: BDCs - buy or hold?

    Consolidation among business development companies grew during 2016, but rising prices and asset values may reverse that trend.

    Annual Review: Beauty and the beast in China

    Chinese debt is a huge opportunity for investors, provided they can find the information needed to take advantage.

    Investor outlook: Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico

    As director of rates and credit, Joaquin Lujan oversees portfolio construction for roughly 35% of Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico’s  $14bn portfolio. He offers his thoughts on the coming year.

    Regulars
    Man Group hedges its bets with Aalto deal

    Man Group’s acquisition of Aalto comes at a difficult stage of the cycle, but with many investors disenfranchised from other investment strategies, now might be the right time to enter the real estate debt market, finds David Brooke.

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