Lawyers working on fund formation are having a busy 12 months compared with 2014 as fundraising for private debt strategies looks set to reach a new high.
Asian institutional investors are increasingly warming to the idea private debt. Could this drive growth in alternative credit within the region?
It was clear at this year’s conference that many LPs and their consultants are keen on giving private debt space in their portfolios, despite concerns about the impact of broader market turmoil.
Shoreline Capital is one of just a few investors in China specialising in NPLs. Co-founder Benjamin Fanger talks to Anna Devine about changes in the region and the firm’s oversubscribed third fund
Some of the industry's leading figures give their opinions on private debt strategies.
If even a tiny percentage of fixed-income investment switched into private credit, the impact on the market would be huge. Rachel McGovern examines one fund that has taken the plunge
Cerberus is attempting to stay above the fray as the controversy over alleged misdirected fees related to the sale of £4.5bn in Irish bad loans deepens. Rachel McGovern reports
Unitranche structures are on the rise in both US and European debt financings and everyone seems to be talking about it, but are they all saying the same thing? Not necessarily, argue Proskauer partners Bill Brady and Faisal Ramzan
Cross-border leveraged loan documentation has become increasingly permissive with respect to third party debt, in some respects similar to high yield bonds, thus offering some previously unconsidered opportunities for specialist debt funds and special situations lenders, writes Latham & Watkins partner James Chesterman
The dynamic between falling leveraged loan volumes and reduced CLO issuance is more complex than the simple correlation would suggest, writes Rachel McGovern
CIFC Asset Management began investing in the equity of their collateralised loan obligations with the issuance of their first CLO in 2006. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the company focused on investing in the secondary market for CLO debt and equity. CIFC co-president Oliver Wriedt discusses the current investment opportunity in the CLO market against the backdrop of impending implementation of US risk retention rules