Private Debt Investor

PDI Picks – 8/3/2020

Debt takes a larger slice of the pie A new survey shows private credit’s solid performance makes it an investor favourite. Private credit is expected to be the fastest-growing part of institutional investor portfolios, according to research from consultancy bfinance....

PDI Picks – 7/20/2020

The long and winding road Fund managers have found it difficult persuading investors to part with commitments during the pandemic, but demand is still strong. It’s not only economies upon which the covid-19 pandemic is having a slowing effect. As our chart above shows, it’s also the speed with which investors are making commitments to

PDI Picks – 7/13/2020

Europe’s renaissance amid the fundraising slump Our final H1 2020 figures show the region grabbing investor attention – at least on a relative basis. It has not been the brightest of starts to a fundraising year, with just $63.1 billion raised by private debt funds globally in the first half of 2020 according to the

PDI Picks – 7/6/2020

Dislocation, yes – but direct lending still rules the roost Apollo’s $12bn tie-up with Mubadala shows there’s plenty of life left in direct lending yet. Gaining momentum after a very slow start, our preliminary fundraising figures for the first half of this year show around $60 billion raised for private debt globally – around $25

PDI Picks – 6/29/2020

Something old, something new A survey finds alternative asset firms embracing remote ways of working, but still seeing a future for office life. The “new normal” is increasingly of a remote nature, whether you like it or not. In a recent cover story in Private Debt Investor, we examined the new generation of dislocation funds

PDI Picks – 6/22/2020

Is distressed best for LPs? Fundraising targeting troubled companies is gathering pace, with surveys suggesting investors are keen to jump on board. “We estimate that about half a trillion dollars across credit segments are trading at distressed levels,” said Karim Cherif and Jay Lee of UBS Global Wealth Management in a report published in mid-June....

PDI Picks – 6/15/2020

Deals on the agenda as Germany picks up German-speaking markets are emerging from lockdown with strong appetite for finance. Europe was one of the first parts of the world to be hit by the covid-19 outbreak. But while many countries – such as the UK, Italy, Spain and France – were hit hard, others came

PDI Picks – 6/8/2020

Pain across the board The covid-19 crisis has dished out equal treatment – hitting all types of sectors hard. The subject of the chart above is the CLO market, but it makes a point that is equally valid for the private debt universe. Not only have prospects for company default risen sharply in the wake

PDI Picks – 6/1/2020

Distressed debt takes centre stage A recent survey of investors by Oxane Partners found 42 percent said private credit attractiveness overall has decreased for the next 18-24 months while only 31 percent said it has increased, a net negative of 11 percent. But this loss could be distressed debt’s gain as investors show huge interest

PDI Picks – 5/25/2020

Strategic pioneers give fundraising a helping hand Outside of the mainstream, fund managers are seeking to take advantage of the dislocations produced by the global pandemic. In a way, all seems normal. Our latest data on private debt fundraising by strategy (see charts above) are not especially out of kilter with the norm. A slight