Infrastructure debt’s strong foundations It’s an investment option that’s become big in Japan, but strong competition for deals casts a cloud. Infrastructure debt continues to attract interest from long-term investors. As can be seen from the chart above, fundraising reached a five-year peak in 2019 and was also strong at the beginning of this year
Less for distress The coronavirus crisis may have been expected to lead to a fundraising surge for troubled companies. But investors are wary of making bad moves. Investors may be convinced of the intellectual case for changing their private credit allocations in reaction to the coronavirus crisis and its huge policy response. However, this crisis
Now for something a little different? Covid came along and changed everything. It may also change investor views of unconventional strategies. With covid-19 having upset the applecart in so many different ways, managers representing strategies outside of the mainstream – often referred to as “specialty finance” – might be hoping that investors are now more
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....
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
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
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
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
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....
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