Opportunistic Credit and Distressed Debt report

An in-depth look at the key trends reshaping the opportunistic credit space

From higher interest rates to challenges in commercial real estate, a host of factors have conspired to push more borrowers into financial distress in recent months. And with a significant maturity wall looming, investors in the evolving opportunistic credit and distressed debt space could be ideally positioned to step in.

Opportunistic credit finds favour as distressed loses its appeal

Several big hitters are now in the market with ambitious opportunistic credit strategies, hoping to capitalise as LPs turn away from conventional distressed plays. So, what has prompted this change of tack?




The distress and special situations market has seen plenty of false dawns, most recently when the covid pandemic offered only a brief rather than long-lasting opportunity. But with a “higher for longer” interest rate environment and a refinancing wall that may take a couple of years to manifest itself, this time might be different.

Macroeconomic trends such as covid-19 and the Ukraine crisis are fuelling a return to distressed debt investing. But just how will that play out? This special report looks to analyse the key trends facing the sector and what investors are really looking for.

Distressed debt remains one of private debt’s most popular strategies with investors, but it’s also one that demands perfect timing. Get it right and rich rewards beckon, but get it wrong and investor unrest won’t be far away. We explore all the key themes in a series of articles


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