PDI Picks – 11/1/2021

Five observations from the Global Investor 30


There are no signs yet of the pandemic having had any negative effect on investor enthusiasm for private debt. We look at five takeaways from our latest ranking of private debt’s top LPs.

1. Appetite through the roof

Our latest ranking of private debt’s 30 largest investors shows no sign of any let-up in appetite for the asset class. The latest ranking takes us up to the end of last year – including the earliest waves of the global pandemic – and it shows the total private debt allocations of our top 30 reaching $452.6 billion. This is a remarkable figure, surpassing the top 30 total recorded a year prior ($303.3 billion) by around 50 percent.