AFA’s ‘systematic build-up’

Mikael Huldt is head of alternative investments at AFA Insurance, the Stockholm-based insurance firm. He tells PDI about the origins of the organisation’s commitment to private debt and how it has evolved since.

FAP Invest seeks €250m for German real estate debt

The Luxembourg-based vehicle hopes to surpass the efforts of pan-European funds with a strong focus on German assets.

Reaching the promised land

Why has private debt so far failed to mine the rich seam of non-sponsored deal opportunities?

CLOs: Four talking points

The July/Aug 2018 issue of PDI includes our annual CLO report. Here are some of the key findings.

Wisconsin puts distressed debt back on the menu

The pension previously committed $351m in 2015-16, half of its debt commitments in those years.

Nearly half of insurers want more private debt

A survey from Aviva Investors finds 42% of insurers planning an increase in their private corporate debt allocations over the next year.

responsAbility ag-debt fund secures anchor investment

The development-focused asset manager has clinched a pledge from Kempen Capital for its new fund, which targets up to $300m over the next three years to support ag lending in the developing world.

WATCH: Why France is Europe’s surprise leader

SMEs and mid-market companies appear to be benefiting from President Macron’s reforms, says ICG’s Nick Brooks.

Houston pension fund seeks private assets consultant

The $4.2bn pension fund currently allocates 16.4% to alternatives – with only 0.4% of its private equity portfolio assigned to private credit.

Sweden to relax rules on unlisted investments for state pensions

The country’s four AP funds are one step closer to gaining more flexibility when investing in private markets.

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