MV Credit’s managing partner and head of investor relations Nicole Downer believes industry-wide action is needed to address private debt’s diversity deficit.
White Oak Global Advisors chief executive and co-founder Andre Hakkak suggests investors take a wider perspective and look to businesses seeking financing that are excluded from bank lending.
Benefit Street Partners’ senior portfolio manager Blair Faulstich explains why, in this current market environment, his firm is sticking to the top of the capital structure.
Angel Island Capital CEO Dev Gopalan and chief strategy officer Lynette Vanderwarker explain how the strategy offers downside protection with the same return profile as corporate credit or direct lending.
PDI sought the opinions of the market on private debt’s finest operational, turnaround and restructuring experts. Here we present a selection of individuals viewed with respect by their peers.
The debt manager is expanding its LP engagement as it plans to raise additional capital for new and existing strategies.
Howard Marks Oaktree video
Complacency may have crept into the private debt market. An inevitable change in circumstances will put firms to the test, says Oaktree co-chairman Howard Marks in this video.
Gabriella Kindert
We speak to industry professional Gabriella Kindert on learning from history, the value of mutual respect and her love of music.
John Graham CPPIB
The Canadian pension has scaled up its credit operations in North America and Europe and is turning to China and India. John Graham, global head of credit investments, explains the strategy to Andy Thomson. Additional reporting by John Bakie and Andrew Hedlund
The appointments bring significant mezzanine investment experience to the Middle East-focused fund manager.

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