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States could fall like dominoes in carry tax ‘fairness fix’

If one US state enacts legislation to tax private equity execs more heavily, a host of others could follow.

Apocalypse now as no-deal Brexit looms

Private debt managers are being forced to consider the consequences of what once seemed unthinkable – the UK crashing out of the EU with no trade agreement.

There’s no such thing as a safe bet

Private debt return prospects look good, but LPs have concerns relating to risk and manager experience.

The valuations shoe that no longer fits

European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.

The next wave of LP capital

Alternatives-loving sovereigns are taking a growing interest in private debt – as are central banks.

Negotiating a minefield

Private equity firms launching debt arms must act very carefully to avoid conflicts of interest.

Why distressed funds are being locked out

Borrowers are increasingly able to dictate their terms of engagement – and this includes who loans are assigned to.

Diversity matters

The fact that workplace diversity played a role in Chicago Teachers’ recent $50m infrastructure allocation underlines how important the issue is becoming to LPs.

Breaking down borders

European private debt is fast-growing but confined to a few key markets. A deal announced this week is the kind of initiative that should boost the late developers.

Back office blues

As the private debt asset class continues to grow fast, it is struggling to ensure that administrative aspects keep pace.

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