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Emerging markets restructurings provide a “triple play” opportunity for investors

Emerging markets restructurings provide a “triple play” opportunity for investors

By Gregory Bowes, co-founder and managing principal and Irene Rivera Calderón, associate at Albright Capital – Thoughtful investors will want to pursue investment strategies that can potentially achieve the equivalent to baseball’s rare “triple play,” ie, (i) attractive risk-adjusted returns, (ii) portfolio diversification benefits, and (iii) positive social impact. Providing restructuring support and/or private credit to EM companies suffering from macro events outside of their control may be such a strategy.

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Private credit managers to provide more than USD100bn of financing during 2020, says ACC

Private credit managers to provide more than USD100bn of financing during 2020, says ACC

Private credit managers will provide more than USD100 billion of financing during 2020 as economic uncertainty and low interest rates are reducing the attractiveness of traditional fixed income assets, according to research published by the Alternative Credit Council and Allen & Overy.  

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How fund due diligence has changed during Covid-19

How fund due diligence has changed during Covid-19

By Joanna Kirby, Managing Director, Time Partners – Private equity relies heavily on manager skill (alpha) with a large divergence between the strongest and weakest performers in a cohort. Studies have shown that it is possible for some investors to effectively navigate this disparate market and consistently add value, through careful fund selection. Robust due diligence processes, both investment and operational, are a critical part of successful fund/manager selection, but how has this changed during the pandemic?