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Northleaf on having everything under one roof

When it comes to alternative assets - be it private credit, private equity, infrastructure, real estate or agricultural/timberland - an investment platform approach that combines connected strategies can be beneficial for investors, maintains Northleaf’s David Ross.

Succession planning: How to fill the boss’s shoes

Laying the groundwork for a firm’s future involves many of the same factors for both private equity and private debt groups, but credit has nuances of its own to consider.
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Cerberus, TCW to own Patriot National after bankruptcy case

The two financial firms entered into a forbearance agreement with its borrower after a missed interest payment.

Debt portfolio offloaded by First Republic Bank

A sole buyer acquired two separate credit funds as part of a clean-up in the bank's private investment arm.

Alaska PFC: Ahead of the curve

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation - a state-run investment vehicle that distributes dividends to all eligible residents - started investing in private credit before the financial crisis, and sees no reason to pull back now.

Echoes of the crisis

At a recent roundtable, talking points centred around market conditions and preparing for a change in circumstances.

Mondoux: Complacency ‘not dissimilar’ to 2006/07

Josée Mondoux of Canada’s CMPA is worried by aspects of manager behavior today but takes comfort from debt managers’ more conservative approach.

The PDI 50: 6-10

The biggest firms: Numbers six to 10 in the PDI 50 ranking.

Junior capital is taking US market share from mezz

As more and more capital pours into global junior capital funds, unitranche and senior lenders are snatching up what might have been mezz loans.

StepStone: How to avoid bad habits

Private debt funds of funds are struggling to gain traction; do alternative models offer the kind of access investors are looking for? John Bohill talks about StepStone’s SMA network.