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Credit investors flock to Asia despite low compensation

Among other concerns are duration risk and weakening covenants

Why more Japanese investors are demanding real asset loans

These institutions prefer floating rate-based loans to mitigate foreign currency hedging risks.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Banks lending to B-rated credits is not sustainable

PDI talks to Jürgen Breuer, head of origination for Austria, Germany and Switzerland at Pemberton, about bank lending in the region.

Ares closes European direct lending fund at €6.5bn hard cap

The fund has well over 100 investors and could lend up to €10bn with leverage.

Alcentra makes three hires for direct lending team

The three new roles will enable Alcentra to expand its execution capabilities in France, Italy and Spain.

Zencap holds close on third corporate debt fund

The vehicle has raised €180m and is aiming to hit its €500m hard cap before the end of the year.

Looking for top gear

The banks are fighting back in Italy, but favourable regulation and opportunities to lend to companies with intangible assets means debt funds are seeing more business than ever. Claire Coe Smith reports

Aviva Investors combines debt, real estate and infrastructure businesses

The combined division will look to tap into the growing demand for alternative strategies.

HSBC raises $800 million for diversified loan fund

The fund will target a diversified array of lending opportunities across the world including direct lending and acquiring loans on the secondary market.

Hermes partners with local banks for European lending fund

Hermes is expanding its bank origination network to target lending opportunities in continental Europe.

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