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Japan’s Chikyoren to hire private debt managers for the first time

The $217bn public pension fund is adding private corporate debt to its portfolio as part of a five percent allocation to global alternatives.

Nordics lead way to higher European deal numbers – report

Deal activity has been driven by increased interest in continental Europe.

Asset allocation model boosts projections for private debt returns

With interest rates and inflation on the rise, consultant Cliffwater raises return expectations across most asset classes.

GSO readies next direct lending vehicle as assets fall from losing BDC money

The New York-based credit behemoth saw $5.7bn raised over the second quarter.

Debt managers eye distress deals in China

Real estate developers in China are turning to private credit managers to meet their financing needs amid a continuing liquidity crunch.

Pretium snags Nomura vet as MD

The New York-based leveraged loan manager has added Gil Tollinchi to its bank loan management team.

The valuations shoe that no longer fits

European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.

‘We had no idea we were doing private debt’

He tells PDI how a firm viewed as a pioneer of private debt in Central and Eastern Europe came into the asset class almost by accident.

Download: PDI’s H1 2018 Fundraising Report

After a record breaking year in 2017, private debt fundraising activity has fallen back. Our interactive fundraising report has all the details on fundraising in the first half of 2018.

Pillarstone makes first exit from Italian NPL book

The sale and refinancing of Cuki means Pillarstone made a full recovery.

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