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Not all pension funds are completely sold on private credit

Several funds have scaled back their allocation to the asset class, but signs show that overall investor appetite is strong.

VIDEO: The direct lending mid-market is ‘priced to death’

Daniel Zwirn, a former hedge fund luminary and now head of investment firm Arena Investors, is one of the authors of a white paper predicting trouble ahead for, among other things, mid-market loans and leveraged loans. In this video, he explains his concerns.

‘There’s an assumption people deserve to be paid a huge amount of money’

What does alignment of interest really mean and does the key to it lie in the economics? We asked four limited partners in Europe what they think about crucial aspects of private debt fee charging

Private debt’s Darwinism: Canadian investors show a path for managers to evolve

Managers should differentiate themselves by being flexible investment partners to their investors, as a Canadian bank’s research demonstrated this week.

Investcorp acquires placement firm Mercury

The transaction is part of the Bahrain-listed firm’s expansion and global growth plan to boost its AUM to $50bn.

What you should know about leveraged loans

It’s a market that’s attracting a lot of attention, for better or – mostly – worse. We attended an S&P event to hear about the latest trends.

Northleaf hires managing director to expand EMEA investor base

Sophia Damianou, who will oversee business development for the region, joins the firm from a London-based hedge fund.

Managers ‘should not have a free lottery ticket’

Four investors exchanged frank views about various aspects of private debt fees at a recent roundtable, with hurdle rates a lively discussion point.

BBI backs Bootstrap Europe II with €27m

The funding will boost support for UK and European entrepreneurs who need capital without giving up equity control.

Barings BDC, South Carolina Retirement System launch JV to invest in corporate, real estate...

The partnership will see a geographic mix across the US and Europe, which will let BBDC access investments with different levels of yield.
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