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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.
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.
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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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Amundi was also selected to share the UK multi-employer pension fund's debut £500m private credit mandate, as Nest takes its first steps into private markets.
Libor has underpinned financial products for decades. But it could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for private debt lenders.
Vehicle will provide opportunities for low-ticket-size investors to access infrastructure debt through co-investments.
New status is expected to widen the range of US and foreign owners of Blackstone’s stock.
The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.
An academic paper says alternative credit could reduce the length and severity of economic downturns.
Private credit is set to benefit from a shift away from public equities and into private markets and fixed income, according the investment manager’s latest survey.
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