Private Debt Investor Special Reports

Welcome to Private Debt Investor's special reports section, where you'll find an extensive library of reports on the key issues affecting the private debt industry.

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The Private Debt Investor Annual Review 2017 Cover


Published: March 2018

Throughout our Annual Review we look back on the key developments that took place in the private debt asset class during 2017. Alongside the features, interviews and data that provide an insightful overview of the year, is our annual awards coverage. Find out the winners from each of our 47 categories.

The Fund Services Report Cover


Published: February 2018

As with most things, it is often the least glamourous aspect of an industry that is often the most important. Fund services is no exception. In our Fund Service Report, we break down the dominant themes emerging from the industry in 2018.

The Europe Report 2017 Cover


Published: December 2017

In our Europe Report, we take a close look at the major themes and trends emerging in the European private debt market, at a time when the region finds itself at an interesting crossroads. A broad look at the region paints an economic picture that is positive but still carries an element of uncertainty.

The PDI 50 Cover

PDI 50 2017

Published: November 2017

The fifth iteration of this ranking – which lists managers by the total capital raised over the past five years – could not have come at a better time. Today, private debt stands at a crossroads in its short history. After staying on a virtually uninterrupted upward trend since the days of the global financial crisis, the industry has reached a point where the amount of capital raised is unprecedented. Read our definitive guide to the biggest debt fundraisers now.

The The Future of Private Debt 2017 Cover


Published: October 2017

When we published the first edition of The Future of Private Debt, last year, the forecast for the asset class was a sunny one. The consensus was that the market had matured to a point where it will be a permanent feature of the alternatives landscape. A year later, the data bear out that prediction. In this special report, we explore the issues and trends that will shape the future of the asset class.

The US Special Report 2017 Cover


Published: September 2017

Following the macroeconomic and political turmoil experienced over the course of 2016, there was a sense that the good times in the US private debt market would not last much longer. And yet, by this summer a different picture had emerged. In this month’s special US Report, we take a closer look at the unexpectedly heated state of the US private debt market.

The Mid-Market Lending Special Report Cover


Published: June 2017

In this month’s special report, we take a close look at the mid-market, breaking it down into various constituent parts. We compare the size and nature of the mid-market in a range of countries; assess the pros and cons of funds with niche approaches, compared to those with a more general mandate; place mid-market distressed debt under the telescope; plus much more.

The Non-Sponsored Finance Report 2017 Cover


Published: May 2017

Some observers now see the non-sponsored market beginning to push its way into the mainstream, with strategies becoming more targeted and less opportunistic. With this in mind, our special report this month sheds light on how managers are preparing for the brave new world of non-sponsored transactions, from a variety of perspectives.

The Fund Administration & Corporate Trust Guide Cover


Published: February 2017

In our Fund Administration and Corporate Trust Guide we find out about all of the latest technological advances and regulatory developments impinging on the fund administration world.

The Mid-Market Special 2017 Cover


Published: January 2017

In our Mid-market special we offer insights into how mid-market firms see themselves, what their priorities are and how they view the challenges and opportunities in front of them. Alongside a series of interviews with prominent market players, we examine areas such as regulation, the political scene, challenges of raising a first-time fund, and niche strategies.

The Fund Manager Guide 2016 Cover


Published: December 2016

In this guide, find out the identities of the leading fund managers operating in the private debt space, and exactly how much they contribute to total fundraising. We list the top 50 fund managers, measured by the capital-raising efforts over a five-year period; plus much more.

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