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PDI Seoul Forum: Europe’s legal progress encourages Asian LPs

Laws within the continental mainland have caught up with the more creditor-friendly regimes in the US and UK, a development that could comfort LPs committing to European direct lending.
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Fees are a focus, even in good times

Few private market managers provide fee discounts for early and repeat investors, while credit managers often only provide breaks to those making commitments over a certain amount, Andrew Hedlund finds

PDI Seoul Forum: Three takeaways from Korean LPs

Investors remain devoted to direct lending, though at least one said it may be time to explore special situations, delegates heard at PDI’s inaugural forum in Seoul.

Lotte Insurance: ‘Really tricky to invest in private RE debt currently’

Investing in the asset class overseas is not meeting the South Korean insurer’s target investment returns, according Janghwan Lee, executive director, team leader of alternative investment team.

Four Korean LPs shifting focus to European private credit

Mid-market GPs are benefitting from demand from Korean investors as the capital flows into direct lending, for now at least.

Latest AnaCap credit fund reaches €600m – exclusive

The credit opportunities vehicle, which was launched in the summer, is aiming for around €750m in total.

The heat is on to tackle climate change

With the help of third parties, private debt firms are beginning to rise to the challenge of addressing ESG issues, says Coralie de Maesschalck of Kartesia.

There are bargains to be had in private debt

Fees charged by managers have been falling steadily, but LPs hoping to strike even tougher deals may be in luck.

5 takeaways for LPs from AIMA’s 2018 private credit study

The survey takes a deep dive into the profile of private debt investors, the fees they pay and the way GPs finance their funds.

Don’t get left behind on technology

Direct lending funds need to take a step into the modern world to deliver more value to their investors, Matthias Kirchgaessner of Plexus Investments tells John Bakie

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