The heat is on to tackle climate change

With the help of third parties, private debt firms are beginning to rise to the challenge of addressing ESG issues, says Coralie de Maesschalck of Kartesia.

There are bargains to be had in private debt

Fees charged by managers have been falling steadily, but LPs hoping to strike even tougher deals may be in luck.

5 takeaways for LPs from AIMA’s 2018 private credit study

The survey takes a deep dive into the profile of private debt investors, the fees they pay and the way GPs finance their funds.

Don’t get left behind on technology

Direct lending funds need to take a step into the modern world to deliver more value to their investors, Matthias Kirchgaessner of Plexus Investments tells John Bakie

Germany’s private debt market has reached a ‘serious size’

Private debt funds went from just 16% of fundraising in the German LBO market in 2016 to 34% in 2017. Some predict even more growth to come.

AFFE: An alphabet soup that has spelled failure

A US regulation aimed at providing investors greater clarity has resulted in a less engaged BDC shareholder base. Moves to spark change are afoot.

Private debt recognised as standalone asset class by IPEV

In the latest draft amendments to its valuation guidelines, the organisation for the first time looks at debt investments in their own right and not just as part of private equity deals.

Presentation: Fundraising down but appetite strong

View all the key PDI fundraising data from a series of slides presented to delegates at our recent Capital Structure Forum in London.

The family office intent on avoiding the ‘greedy’ managers

While happy with short-duration debt, and now considering longer-duration strategies, Blu Family Office’s Tom Tardif is not impressed with some funds’ low deployment rates.

AustralianSuper: The €90bn pension fund targeting European property lending

Australia’s largest superannuation fund, has entered the European real estate lending market. Real Estate Capital finds out about its plans.

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