Why pension confidence in Europe is frayed

Europe’s pension plans see a big future for alternative credit, but faith is weak in their home region and strategies are being revised as a result.

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Yes, it’s upon us again. Take the opportunity to choose the best-in class in 45 different categories, reflecting a broad spectrum of private debt activity.

Why Korea is fertile ground for those seeking new LPs

Winning trust is not easy, but the country’s investors are being won round to private debt by those GPs willing to do the spadework.

Korea Post: ‘Encourage GPs to open Korea office’

Having a local presence greatly influences the investment decisions of Korean institutional investors, delegates heard at the PERE Investor Forum Seoul 2018.

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.

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