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In recent years, fundraising has piled into the larger private debt funds – creating an elite of capital gathering powerhouses. Catalin Voloseniuc of SEE Credit Partners says its time to consider other options.
Heavily invested legacy vintages might suffer more than funds in market, with the jury still out on whether this crisis will be sharp and short like the GFC, or sharp and longer-lasting running through various cycles.
Are private asset classes better positioned to weather the crisis? Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries provide insight.
The asset class has some reasons for optimism as it begins to map a way through the covid-19 crisis.
An opportunity may be opening up for distressed debt investors, though they need to tread carefully.
Coronavirus impact on markets
Drawdowns could enable managers to pre-empt liquidity issues arising from the pandemic but may compound the problem for certain LPs.
There is light at the end of the tunnel for the private debt market as long as it learns from past crises, argues Gabriella Kindert of Mizuho Europe.
Private debt professionals have frequently shared the view that the good times couldn’t last forever. Amid the global spread of coronavirus, they are set to be challenged as never before.
The pension funds vow to avoid investment managers that fail to consider environmental, social and governance or diversity issues
The European asset manager’s real assets, structured finance and hedge fund businesses will combine to form the new entity.
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