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At a Private Debt Investor event, a family office shared its experiences of pursuing private equity-like returns from a private debt strategy.
Traditional cycles may be a thing of the past – what matters is having the skills to take advantage of challenging situations.
There’s no doubt that ESG is a major talking point within private debt but there’s considerable divergence among fund managers on the best way forward.
Were the Chinese property developer to default, it would be the high-yield market in the immediate firing line.
UK economic data has produced something of a shock, highlighting the need for private debt managers to consider the consequences of changed circumstances.
Lending against listed securities is one of many speciality private debt strategies jostling for attention and poised for growth.
The world’s most mature private debt market is to be found in the US. It is also currently a hive of activity as it shakes off the effects of the health crisis.
A growing body of data shows that H1 2021 was one of the strongest periods for private debt deal activity ever seen.
Issuance has shot up in the first half of this year, underlining the importance of best practice being applied.
There is no uniform view on what should come next as the reference rate for loans, but decisions will need to be taken soon.

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