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Heavily invested legacy vintages might suffer more than funds in market, with the jury still out on whether this crisis will be sharp and short like the GFC, or sharp and longer-lasting running through various cycles.
Are private asset classes better positioned to weather the crisis? Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries provide insight.
David Rosenberg
The former chief economist at Merrill Lynch has been bearish on the economy for a while. A perfect storm of volatility suggests he’s called it right.
We asked three market professionals for their thoughts as coronavirus begins to make its impact felt in the private debt market.
China’s real estate markets are betraying liquidity concerns as sales volumes decrease and operations are delayed.
The asset class has some reasons for optimism as it begins to map a way through the covid-19 crisis.
An opportunity may be opening up for distressed debt investors, though they need to tread carefully.
Debt funds could provide a countercyclical source of credit during the crisis, but there are concerns about the impact of cov-lite.
Space rocket on blackboard
First-time fund managers are set to have an even tougher time on the fundraising trail amid the pandemic, but there could be opportunities for those raising capital on a deal-by-deal basis.
Passenger airplane
The world's second-largest PE firm enforces a firm-wide travel ban in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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