Investors are still looking to commit more capital to private debt, with direct lending the most popular strategy.
An early adopter, Arizona State Retirement System has become a giant of the asset class. Andrew Hedlund visits its Phoenix offices to find out how its portfolio has been shaped and what the future holds
Talk of how to respond to a downturn was on the agenda at our recent London event, amid scepticism that fund managers were sufficiently well prepared.
Purna Bhudia, head of credit at the Pension Protection Fund, talked to PDI about how the fund approaches credit investing and how to manage the ups and downs of credit investing.
Relative to its peers in private equity and other asset classes, private debt is behind the curve on ESG. It is catching up, but with various approaches and motivations.
Investors at PDI’s annual London conference voiced appreciation for managers that have been in the trenches and have the battle scars to show it.
DC schemes often falsely assume that regulations are preventing them from accessing private markets.
There is the same kind of dislocation in the market that enabled Canada’s PSP to make high returning investments when it first launched into private debt.
John Wills of MetLife Investment Management charts the rise of a market investors are flocking to on an increasingly international basis.
The second annual Private Debt Investor Seoul Forum featured a bevy of lessons for credit managers about fundraising and engaging with investors in Korea.

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