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The false alarm around leveraged loans

Fears are growing that here is a market potentially posing systemic risk. Research from Partners Group suggests such concern may be misplaced.

PensionDanmark merges alternatives and private debt teams

The merged department will take responsibility for all alternatives investment at a time when the pension fund plans to grow its exposure.

Regulations push Korean insurers to explore credit enhancement measures

Investors are seeking ways of reducing the capital burden on their alternative investments

Asian investors spot anomalies in leveraged lending

Buyers are demanding higher-rated tranches in response to what they see as a lack of liquidity in the leveraged loan markets.

The double-figure return that rivals private equity

Comparing long-term performance finds that private debt holdings can generate superior returns to both fixed income and equity.

Pension funds offer leverage for NPL acquisitions in China

Risk taking is a way to get higher returns although advisors encourage investors to examine the risks thoroughly.

Korea Post seeks global distressed debt fund managers

The organisation’s savings and insurance arms will jointly commit up to $200m to the strategy.

ACC asks policymakers to focus on ‘quirks’ in European regulation

Cleaning up existing regulatory differences around Europe should be prioritised over sweeping changes, according to a new paper.

5 questions LPs in debt funds must ask about deal structuring

With corporate debt levels coming under scrutiny and worries of a global slowdown growing, private debt investors need to know where to look for risks.

Private debt ‘helps smooth out credit cycles’

An academic paper says alternative credit could reduce the length and severity of economic downturns.

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