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Distressed & special sits report: NPLs in China

Regulatory change is putting China’s non-performing loan portfolios in the spotlight, but managers looking to service these loans may find it challenging,

Ostrum and Natixis JV to offer private debt co-investments

The joint venture will see Natixis’ Denis Prouteau join Ostrum.

Twin Brook Capital finances add-on acquisition, two recapitalisations

The Chicago-based lender places bets in the commercial hardware, corporate legal and life sciences sectors.

Houlihan Lokey gets into fund placement business with BearTooth acquisition

The investment bank is adding capital-raising services for private funds to its product platform for the first time.

Co-CEO Wriedt leaves CIFC, Vaccaro becomes sole chief

The two men oversaw the sale of the firm in 2016 when FAB Partners acquired it from investment firm Columbus Nova.

Distressed & special sits report: Finding deals in the US

Foreseeing a global slowdown, investors are targeting distressed debt in the US. But until the downturn happens, deals can be harder to find, reports Irwin Speizer,

An investor’s guide to the world’s real political risks

What are the big changes in the geopolitical scene that managers and investors should be keeping an eye on? Christopher Smart of Barings analyses the key trends.

Back office blues

As the private debt asset class continues to grow fast, it is struggling to ensure that administrative aspects keep pace.

HSBC raises $800 million for diversified loan fund

The fund will target a diversified array of lending opportunities across the world including direct lending and acquiring loans on the secondary market.

NHRS to re-examine private debt pacing for rest of 2018 in June

The Granite State retirement plan has made two direct lending commitments this year.

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