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Our latest survey suggests private debt investors are keen to avoid overconcentration in their portfolios.
Last year was not great for managers seeking capital for private debt, but there are plenty of indicators that more fruitful times lie ahead.
The global health crisis may have come out of the blue, but some things are a little easier to foresee. Here are some themes we think will make headlines repeatedly in our coverage.
This year has seen small company financing dominated by state-backed schemes. But as they come to an end, fund managers can reclaim lost territory.
Distressed debt firms will be hoping to win big in our awards, which were launched this week. But some warn that LPs could lose out if the opportunity set is delayed much longer.
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Our measurement of the most successful private debt fundraisers over the past five years shows it helps to be well-established and based in the US – an advantage that will gradually lessen.
Responsible investing goes to the heart of the single most important metric in the debt industry: risk.
Private debt fundraising is tough going, and it’s being made even tougher by European LPs wary of committing to new funds on a virtual basis.
Participants at our latest event discussed the broad outlook for the asset class, the allure of Asia-Pacific, changing terms and conditions, and caution over distressed debt.
In the wake of the health crisis, LPs have favoured the managers they know best when it comes to fundraising. Newcomers face a struggle but may be assisted by co-investments and changes to protocols.

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