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The US-based firm has teamed up with an Australian pension fund to expand its credit activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Private debt has an opportunity to grow in the region as banks face restrictions, but regulatory complexities present a challenge. However,there are signs of hope amid developments in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Steffen Pauls Moonfare
The fundraising platform plans to launch a European Long-Term Investment Fund alongside an as-yet-undetermined partner as early as Q4 2022, says Moonfare founder Steffen Pauls.
The fund is the firm’s first vehicle dedicated to investing in Asian private credit and it will target mid-market companies with resilient business models.
Investors might want to consider emerging markets as events in Ukraine, rising inflation and interest rate hikes threaten to make developed markets less appealing bets for private credit, according to a conference session attended by Alex Lynn.
The region is attracting increasing interest, which extends beyond mainstream strategies to more niche areas.
Tom Tull & Dong Hun Jang PDI APAC 2022
Two veteran CIOs told delegates at PDI’s APAC Forum 2022 that Asia-Pacific could have ‘tremendous opportunities’ for investors as Europe and the US face macroeconomic headwinds.
The Los Angeles-based manager is angling itself for another round of volatility, says Justin Guichard, co-portfolio manager of the platform.
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