Any discussion about European private debt inevitably comes with a certain amount of uncertainty: uncertainty about the cycle, uncertainty about politics and uncertainty about disruption. We have just come off the back of a record-breaking fundraising year, and are perhaps – depending on who you talk to – a year or so from the next crisis. But while it pays to be aware of the potential black swans and curve balls, it is hard to ignore how far the European market has come, its ability to weather volatility and its long-term prospects.
An important junction
5 things you need to know about European debt
The asset class is at an important junction in its history, both in terms of its growth trajectory and the external pressures it faces. Here are the top themes.
Europe roundtable: ‘You’re left wondering what’s around the corner’
Has the European private debt market had it too good for too long? There are no signs of panic, but nerves are jangling as loose structuring, leverage, competition and political volatility compete to be the asset class’s chief bogeyman.
Brown Brothers Harriman on the benefits of breaking formation
As the European market matures, managers must think outside the box to expand their horizons. Andrew Ritchie explains the risks and rewards of diversifying.
Pemberton on strength in diversity
Symon Drake-Brockman explains that, in the late stages of the credit cycle, a successful strategy in a maturing market may depend on an ability to invest across markets.
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