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BlackRock’s head of Asian Credit, Neeraj Seth, tells PDI why he expects financing gaps to accelerate in parts of Asia.
The UK-based investment manager has held a €200m first close on its second whole loan fund.
Early signs indicate the nascent asset class is proving resilient to the pandemic’s shock, its first big test.
Tough market conditions and new regulations are posing challenges in Asia, but private debt firms can help online platform lenders to diversify funding sources.
Some experienced investment professionals are seeing their funds take a hit from the pandemic and are considering moving to new pastures. This is one trend identified by Will Invine of Stem7 in a discussion of key issues in alternative assets recruitment.
The covid-19 pandemic is challenging private markets to work in entirely new ways. We look at whether this will reshape how the industry operates over the long term.
As the world gradually emerges from lockdown, fund managers are asking whether the pandemic could represent an opportunity for credit markets.
There is still demand for alternative finance, and this is set to grow further as government schemes are pulled back.
After a quiet start to the year in private debt fundraising, dislocation strategies have burst on to the scene with their promise of high returns amid the covid-19 turmoil. But without the resources to do proper due diligence, have investors had their heads turned?

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