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Allianz backs Indian distressed debt fund for first time

The insurer has accepted a risk capital charge in exchange for yield enhancement from non-rated debt instruments.

Ares hires UBS executive director for Asia push

Michael Chen spent more than five years at the Swiss bank’s asset management arm, leading institutional relationship activities.

Clearwater targets $300m for Yield Fund – exclusive

The credit fund manager held a first close last month and aims to close the vehicle within a year.

GSO back in the market with European Senior Debt Fund II – exclusive

Blackstone’s credit arm secures follow-on commitment from Asian insurer for its latest European fund after predecessor closed on €1.9bn.

VIDEO: Why Southeast Asia is on the rise

Private investment opportunities are emerging in the region as investors seek stable income streams and founders look for anti-dilutive funding options, says Wen Tan, co-head of private equity, Asia Pacific, at Aberdeen Standard Investments, in this two-minute video.

Private debt’s Seoul searching

Building a good rapport with Korean investors takes time, but the effort may well pay off. Andrew Hedlund reports

Virginia pension commits $150m to SSG Capital Partners V

The Hong Kong-headquartered firm is back in the market with its Asia-focused special situations fund series.

Varde names two new partners, promotes global head of private debt to deputy CIO

The firm will now have a CIO in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

CDPQ backs Edelweiss’ second distressed debt fund

The Mumbai-based alternative asset manager has held a final close on its successor distressed vehicle on $1.3bn.

POBA seeks mid-market direct lending managers

The Korean institutional investor plans to hire European managers by late February

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