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Gender diversity: ‘A complex business issue’, not an ‘aspirational target’

More action is needed to retain and promote women and to put them in the C-suite and cadre of decision makers. PDI sought out disparate viewpoints in the industry on how to make it happen, and here’s what we found.

Martin to leave co-CEO role at Antares, leaving Brackett as sole chief

John Martin will leave David Brackett’s side after 35 years in business together. Another founding partner had exited the business in November.

Kartesia hires Mirante to head up DACH credit opps

The appointment will bolster the firm’s origination capability in German-speaking Europe.

ESO’s real estate team hires asset management head

The London-based fund manager has brought in Zena Namih from private equity advisory firm Spring11 Advisory Services.

BlackRock head of infra debt departure leads to $11bn+ real assets debt group

Erik Savi’s exit is accelerating the combination of infrastructure and real estate debt into a single platform, a plan that was already in the works.

‘He bought $5m of bonds on my recommendation’

A 25-year-old once got the ultimate vote of confidence from an industry veteran. Now co-founder and executive chair of Varde Partners, Marcia Page tells Andrew Hedlund how she hopes other young women will get a similar boost

Building new relationships in China

The country’s embattled developers are turning to the private market to service debt and grow business.

PDI annual awards 2018: Winners revealed!

PDI's annual awards recognise the achievements of the private debt industry’s leading lights in 2018. Find out more.

Gender diversity needs building from the ground up

Many senior women in private debt attribute the imbalance in the asset class to a lack of relevant education and recruiting directed towards young women. Rebecca Szkutak reports

Capitala hires Flinn to tap Texas investment opportunities

The hire will allow Capitala to re-open its Dallas origination activity and adds healthcare industry expertise to its team.

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