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Kennedy Lewis expects oversubscription for $1bn Fund II – exclusive

The vehicle, which is expected to be on the road slightly more than six months, offers a tiered fee structure allowing LPs that commit by year end to get the lowest charges.

The migration of private wealth

Taking fright at the vicissitudes of the public market and cognisant of the possibility of tougher times ahead, high-net-worth investors are increasing their exposure to private debt.

Italian private equity manager Clessidra raises €320m for receivables fund

The fund will focus on assisting 14 Italian companies to restructure and relaunch their businesses.
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Speciality finance: How do you lend against a movie script?

From film scripts to life insurance policies to railway carriages, the world of speciality finance is one of the most diverse that investors can face. But it needs specialist knowledge to navigate it, according to Cambridge Associates managing director Tod Trabocco

Why asset prices are soaring in aviation finance

Aircraft require lots of finance and not all of it can be provided by the banks. But as institutional investor interest grows, valuations may be heading to unsustainable levels. John Bakie reports

Insurance-linked securities: Are they a risk worth taking?

Returns on ILSs are declining, just as the global ambitions of firms issuing them are being boosted by new regulations in Asia, writes Adalla Kim

The main thing is: be different

A protracted cycle and fierce competition mean investors in private debt need to try and escape the crowds.
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How lenders can plug the gaps in global trade flows

Hidden behind the headlines about trade wars, a lesser-known but equally troubling lack of finance could damage supply chains. With bank lending hit by regulators, can private debt firms be the answer? John Bakie investigates
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Full steam ahead for North American railcar leasing as investors jump on board

Investing in leasing railway rolling stock could offer attractive returns on reliable assets with a 50-year lifespan.
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