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Japan’s Chikyoren to hire private debt managers for the first time

The $217bn public pension fund is adding private corporate debt to its portfolio as part of a five percent allocation to global alternatives.

Debt managers eye distress deals in China

Real estate developers in China are turning to private credit managers to meet their financing needs amid a continuing liquidity crunch.

Avenue Capital reaches $450m for latest Asia fund – exclusive

The New York-headquartered manager has held a final closing after a decade-long break from the Asian fundraising market.

WATCH: LPs anxious about dollar and tariffs

Senior economist Trinh Nguyen of Natixis reveals why investors are plagued by uncertainty in this two-minute video.

POBA goes direct in US real estate credit

The Korean pension fund has re-upped with Square Mile Capital, but this time with a bigger cheque.

Invesco sees pressure on returns in Australian debt

Its real estate team says the yield spread has come down to the lower end of ‘a reasonable range’.

Acting CIO departs Korea’s NPS

The world’s third-largest public pension fund is searching for a new CIO again.

Ares, HPS and GSO back purchase of licensing business

Tengram Capital Partners, a private equity firm, is a shareholder in the acquiring firm, Differential Brands Group.

IFM to launch second global infra debt fund for Korean investors

The first fund of this type has invested mainly in BB and BBB- rated loans for projects in the US and Europe.

KKR’s credit platform lines up new head for Asia-Pacific operation – exclusive

Managing director Brian Dillard, currently based in New York, is expected to move out to Hong Kong by August.

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