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2018 awards: Time short for submissions!

With just a few days to go to the deadline, please remember to send us your highlights of the year to date.

Barings BDC debuts with almost $160m of commitments to mid-market companies

Barings’ latest investment vehicle made $87m in mid-market commitments in the third quarter and $72m from quarter-end through early November.

ESG gets the green light

As private debt continues to diversify beyond its roots in private equity, managers are taking on more responsibility – including for ESG issues.

VIDEO: How to achieve ‘less blood in wartime’

Turnaround specialist Richard Thomson insists it is possible to achieve 'amazing outcomes' from 'scary' deals if you get your priorities right, in this two-minute video.

5 takeaways for LPs from AIMA’s 2018 private credit study

The survey takes a deep dive into the profile of private debt investors, the fees they pay and the way GPs finance their funds.

When it comes to EBITDA, lender beware!

With concern increasing over various deal terms, Paul Johnson of EQT Credit warns of the growing trend of inflated earnings figures.

AllianzGI hires two Abraaj directors for Asian private credit

The new senior hires come as the firm goes about building up its global private debt team.

Ares ups expected size of latest direct lending fund by $1.2bn

The firm’s direct lending strategy also holds the keys to the vast majority of its shadow assets under management, or those that have yet to begin earning management fees.

AFFE: An alphabet soup that has spelled failure

A US regulation aimed at providing investors greater clarity has resulted in a less engaged BDC shareholder base. Moves to spark change are afoot.

Pemberton on strength in diversity

Symon Drake-Brockman explains that, in the late stages of the credit cycle, a successful strategy in a maturing market may depend on an ability to invest across markets.

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