Commodity shipping trade

Why commodity trade finance needs private lenders

Structural changes in the trade finance industry present opportunities for lenders, argues Mikael Bonalumi of Audentia Capital Management.

The need to nurture permanent capital in Europe

Reasons for longer-term vehicles in private debt are growing, with one being the requirement to support businesses traditionally backed by banks.

Two in three family offices looking to grow private debt allocation

Improved returns over meagre bond yields are a key driver of smaller institutions looking for private debt exposure.

Private credit’s green new deal

ESG hasn't always been private debt's strong point, but many in the industry are working hard to address this.

Savvy investors are looking to make a difference

Private equity firms are meeting increased demand for impact strategies from institutional investors, but are we seeing the same trend in private debt?
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Certior advances fundraising to €100m

The Finnish fund of funds manager’s second vehicle is now larger than its first and has a final target of up to €300m.

Distressed: Is it worth the wait?

Timing, fees and manager differentiation are among the key issues for limited partners prepared to take a punt on GPs that thrive on turmoil.

Endowments, foundations rewarded for going private

Top-decile institutional investors had a median allocation of 40% or more in private investments, according to Cambridge Associates research.

Ares closes on more than $1bn for latest distressed fund

The vehicle, which is targeting $2bn, received a $70m commitment from the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System.

How the UK can still exert influence in Europe

The European Parliament has approved changes to the pre-marketing of alternatives funds that should make the process easier across the continent.

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