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PDI Perspectives 2020
As investors continue to wise up to the appeal of private debt, all indications are that allocations and commitments will continue to rise.
The firm will focus additional strategies it will roll out on other real assets, similar to its railcar and aviation leasing products.
Aircraft leasing has become a more crowded area as the sector has garnered more attention from larger asset managers.
Investors at PDI’s annual London conference voiced appreciation for managers that have been in the trenches and have the battle scars to show it.
Some of the market’s leading lights give their thoughts on the future of the asset class.
White Oak Global Advisors chief executive and co-founder Andre Hakkak suggests investors take a wider perspective and look to businesses seeking financing that are excluded from bank lending.
Angel Island Capital CEO Dev Gopalan and chief strategy officer Lynette Vanderwarker explain how the strategy offers downside protection with the same return profile as corporate credit or direct lending.
The Massachusetts pension fund is making an unstated commitment to a diversified property-type fund and a $60m private debt commitment to a European direct lending, niche lending or distressed debt fund.
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.

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