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John Bakie joined Private Debt Investor in November 2017 as news editor. He has spent over a decade covering a wide range of financial services including private equity, venture capital, retail investment, securities trading and asset custody.
Schroders
The new entity will cover the range of Schroders private assets capabilities as well as its BlueOrchard impact investing brand.
The firm is creating a dedicated team to invest across private credit, equity and real assets with a focus on ESG, sustainability and impact.
Infrastructure debt has seen growing demand from investors in recent years and its defensive characteristics make it perfect for weathering a downturn.
As equity investors deploy capital to a wider-range of assets falling outside classic definitions, how can debt providers handle the challenges and opportunities this brings?
Aircraft leasing has been popular with institutional investors but faces a crisis like no other as the airline industry faces bankruptcy.
Investors are seeking out lower-risk alternatives to existing fixed income and real asset equity exposure, according to investment consultant bfinance.
The fund will lend money to firms offering access to clean energy solutions for both households and business in emerging markets.
Zurkow joined the business in 2012 initially to develop its infrastructure debt strategy.
Investing in real assets has become increasingly popular, and debt funds that provide financing for real assets projects are no exception.
golden egg in a nest
The mandate will establish an evergreen fund to invest in a wide variety of debt instruments including real assets, SMEs and US and UK mid-market loans.
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