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The unit-linked fund will allow private pension investors to access unlisted credit opportunities.
The £100m fund will invest in illiquid and liquid strategies to meet the needs of highly regulated DC schemes.
European private debt deals bounced back sharply in Q4 of 2020 after sinking to historic lows during the pandemic.
Last year saw small company financing dominated by state-backed schemes. But as they come to an end, fund managers can reclaim lost territory.
It's becoming more competitive, with a recent report suggesting that direct lending in Europe could dwarf the US within a decade. We suggest five ways managers can get ahead in this congested space.
Retail funds for alternative assets, including private debt, have had some false dawns. The UK is launching a new version which it hopes will overcome the challenges and lure pension schemes. By Lora Froud and Gavin Haran of Macfarlanes.
The fund invests in first lien loans for European small and mid-market companies.
The fund expects to see significant opportunities as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.
The fund has secured the backing of an insurance company and pension fund in Italy.
Direct lending in Europe has been driven by bank consolidation and is set to grow further following the covid-19 pandemic.

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