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It’s clear borrowers still hold the balance of power

Investors are not passive, but terms in the leveraged loan market are still weighted strongly against them.

Permanent capital: the pathway to new investors

Apollo is in the vanguard of the trend as managers seek to lessen their reliance on drawdown vehicles.

Europe overcomes its leverage stigma

A willingness for funds to offer leveraged options is enticing more investors from the other side of the Atlantic.

Strength in numbers could be game-changer for lenders

A new organisation has been formed that may help create a more equal relationship between borrowers and investors in Europe.

Investors shift from offence to defence

In a turbulent world, protecting what you’ve got is more of a priority than diversification.

Why it might be time to stem the direct lending flow

More than one-third of investors participating in a PDI LP poll said they plan to increase their allocation to direct lending. They should tread carefully.

Volatility could be direct lenders’ friend

Fierce competition for deals has led to speculation about the bursting of the direct lending bubble. But troubles in the broadly syndicated market may come to the rescue.

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Thoughts may be turning to festive celebrations, but don’t forget to register your votes in our annual awards contest.

Will 2019 be the year the dominos fall?

Don’t expect a quiet year ahead. We look at five ways in which the private debt market may be shaped in the next 12 months.

Why pension confidence in Europe is frayed

Europe’s pension plans see a big future for alternative credit, but faith is weak in their home region and strategies are being revised as a result.

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