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John Bakie

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.
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BlackRock bags Nest infra debt mandate

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.

Goodbye Libor, hello uncertainty

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.

AllianzGI holds first close at €270m for European infra debt

Vehicle will provide opportunities for low-ticket-size investors to access infrastructure debt through co-investments.

Blackstone to become corporation after Trump tax cuts

New status is expected to widen the range of US and foreign owners of Blackstone’s stock.

Brookfield agrees to buy 62% of Oaktree

The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.

Private debt ‘helps smooth out credit cycles’

An academic paper says alternative credit could reduce the length and severity of economic downturns.

Half of institutional investors seek to increase private debt exposure – BlackRock

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.

Infrastructure debt reels in $43bn

Infrastructure debt has raised significant funds in recent years but has failed to take off in 2018.

Politics poses biggest risk to European credit

Potential crisis around trade, Brexit and Italy’s government could cause trouble for credit markets.

Aviva Investors combines debt, real estate and infrastructure businesses

The combined division will look to tap into the growing demand for alternative strategies.
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