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Tough market conditions and new regulations are posing challenges in Asia, but private debt firms can help online platform lenders to diversify funding sources.
The non-performing loan tinder box has been set alight again, according to Adrian Cloake of LCM Partners.
While the eyes of many are on loan documentation, Nicole Downer of MV Credit says the focus should be elsewhere, including fostering solid relationships with sponsors
After a quiet start to the year in private debt fundraising, dislocation strategies have burst on to the scene with their promise of high returns amid the covid-19 turmoil. But without the resources to do proper due diligence, have investors had their heads turned?
Retail icons are being toppled, spelling major trouble for US shopping malls as a cascade of defaults looms.
In the magazine: The sudden growth of dislocation funds; Investors shelve retail; Lenders provide a lifeline to SME; A year of transition for Asia's lending platforms; Plus much more.
In the magazine: Opportunity knocks for investors... even during a pandemic; Seven crucial covid questions for private debt; Q&As with Brown Brothers Harriman, Crestline Investors and Albacore Capital Group; Plus much more.
Excuse rights are a tool for LPs to avoid being committed to investments they would rather avoid on environmental, social or governance grounds, but they can create difficulties for fund managers. Winston Penhall of Reed Smith explains why.
Companies are being supported by government loans, but at what cost in the long run? Jacco Brouwer of Duff & Phelps looks at how lenders and borrowers are responding to the crisis.
The pandemic has put loan terms and documents in the limelight as markets keep an eye on how lenders manage their portfolios during the crisis.

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