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The regulation blocking a windfall

Canada’s Northleaf is raising an evergreen senior debt vehicle that has attracted the country’s mutual funds, providing a glimpse of what life for US managers could look like if a key rule were rolled back.

LPs continue to raise the operational bar

Oklahoma’s TRS is the latest to pay more attention to its GPs’ calculations; more scrutiny should be welcomed.

The GPs that want to see you in court

For distressed debt firms concerned about a lack of dealflow, there’s a simple solution: do litigation funding instead.

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Agri lender takes root in CLO market

Japan’s Norinchukin Bank has emerged as an unlikely force in the leveraged loan market, but views vary on the desirability of this development.

The false alarm around leveraged loans

Fears are growing that here is a market potentially posing systemic risk. Research from Partners Group suggests such concern may be misplaced.

This time, debt funds are picking a bigger fight

Buoyed by fundraising success, the likes of GSO are writing bigger tickets and widening their challenge to the banks.

The BDC merger that’s become a marathon

A new bid has stirred the pot ahead of a shareholder vote on the disparate offers to reorganise Medley’s publicly traded BDC.

Less harmony, more precision – the appeal to Europe’s rule-makers

Further pan-regional regulation of non-bank lending is unnecessary, a new white paper argues. It’s time to look at the smaller picture within individual member states.

It’s clear borrowers still hold the balance of power

Investors are not passive, but terms in the leveraged loan market are still weighted strongly against them.

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