Investors

Making an impact

A groundbreaking study reveals the scale of private debt impact investing, as well as its low volatility, lack of write-offs and diversification possibilities.

Aircraft leasing: new addition to the infra debt portfolio

Norman Liu, a senior advisor at Global Infrastructure Partners, tells PDI why brand-new airplanes are not the best investment pick.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

LPs still flocking to senior and distressed

The appetite for both strategies seen in 2017 continued into Q1 2018, according to our latest data. Most ongoing capital-raising is for junior debt, however.

WATCH: Will volatility trigger rush for the exit?

The central banks’ big experiment is set to unwind but, in this two-minute video, Andrew Jackson of Hermes says he’s optimistic about investor behaviour.

Want more leverage? Give investors the vote

Getting the nod from a BDC’s equity investors to increase borrowings would be more efficient and engender goodwill.

India: Capitalising on the trend to lend

India has a growing population of young entrepreneurs for whom banks are no longer the only providers of finance. Vik Mehrotra of Venus Capital discusses the rise of alternative lenders.

WATCH: Why 12-15% return doesn’t seem right

Funds may be doing direct lending deals they are not comfortable with to try to achieve high returns. Andrew Jackson of Hermes urges caution in this two-minute video.

A dull pitch makes sense in a dangerous world

Volatility is rocking the globe, which means private debt’s safe and steady message should win fans among LPs.

London councils launch £250m private debt mandate

Five London pension funds are to commit about 5% of their assets to private debt.

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