As another year draws to a close, we have been gathering views on a range of important themes to provide you with food for thought over the holiday season.
We know you have other priorities: travel plans, the wrapping and unwrapping of gifts, and perhaps long walks in the fresh air in an attempt to shake off that queasy feeling of overindulgence.
But don’t forget, every now and then, to check back into www.privatedebtinvestor.com. Among other coverage, we will be revealing the key questions that investors should be asking about unitranche; why new US regulations will not necessarily precipitate a bank comeback in private debt; the increasing focus on ESG; the rise of opportunity in social housing; and how CLO managers are responding to the new risk retention rules.
Many of these forward-looking pieces provide clues to what we think will be some of the big topics in 2017, and these themes will be developed further throughout next year.
In the first half of the year alone, we will have a UK roundtable exploring how firms have responded to the Brexit vote and what practical differences it has made; a focus on distressed and special situations, in which we seek evidence that a distressed wave may be around the corner; coverage of liquid debt strategies including prospects for BDCs, as well as syndicated loan and high yield bond strategies; and our sponsorless special, in which we will ask whether this part of the market can achieve the scale needed to attract larger institutional investors.
On top of this, our March edition of the magazine will include coverage of all 2016 award winners as part our Annual Review. We’ll sign off with a reminder that the voting for these awards continues until midnight PST on Thursday, 5 January. If you have not already done so, please cast your votes HERE.
Have a wonderful holiday period – and do keep checking in!