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Trevor Castledine, a pioneering investor who made his name at Lancashire County Pension Fund, featured in our November 2018 list of individuals who have transformed private debt.
The firm said an increasingly diverse and complex debt market increases the need for companies to seek advice.
The firm has garnered more than $100m to date for its second direct lending fund.
The firm will focus additional strategies it will roll out on other real assets, similar to its railcar and aviation leasing products.
The New York-based firm, part of Nuveen, will now invest throughout the capital structure after previously being a senior debt-only shop.
The fund will lend money to firms offering access to clean energy solutions for both households and business in emerging markets.
Overall fundraising took a tumble in 2019 but it was a strong year for vehicles targeting distressed debt.
Although private debt capital raising continued to decline last year, investors are far from abandoning the asset class.
The trend of deteriorating covenants looms over lenders’ risk protections, yet Asia still ranks top in covenant quality globally.
Gilles Dellaert will lead Blackstone Insurance Solutions, a part of the business with a lot of growth potential.

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