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Dai-ichi Life to launch in-house structured finance team

Insurer plans to strengthen its activities in project financing

Brookfield’s union with Oaktree: GDAM, they want credit

With the addition of Oaktree, a respected credit business, Brookfield has shown how debt investing has risen to prominence post-global financial crisis and become crucial for being a global diversified asset manager.

Regulations push Korean insurers to explore credit enhancement measures

Investors are seeking ways of reducing the capital burden on their alternative investments

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.

Asian investors spot anomalies in leveraged lending

Buyers are demanding higher-rated tranches in response to what they see as a lack of liquidity in the leveraged loan markets.

Pension funds offer leverage for NPL acquisitions in China

Risk taking is a way to get higher returns although advisors encourage investors to examine the risks thoroughly.

NPL investors looking to China – report

Reforms to China’s legal system and currency controls, alongside increased regulatory pressure, could make the country a top destination for NPL investors.

Building new relationships in China

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

CapitaLand holds first close on maiden property debt fund

The manager has raised over $500mn for its first real estate debt fund, with a view to refinancing commercial real estate loans in its core markets.

Korea Post seeks global distressed debt fund managers

The organisation’s savings and insurance arms will jointly commit up to $200m to the strategy.

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