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The stage is set for private investment to drive recovery

The stage is set for private investment to drive recovery

By Jeffrey Stevenson, managing partner at private investment firm VSS – There are several reasons to be optimistic about 2021. Vaccines are starting to be made available and are expected to save lives, raising hopes that the US economy is poised to re-open next year. The US presidential election has largely been decided which has taken some uncertainty out of the markets. 

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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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Shariah in the spotlight IV: Fund finance

Shariah in the spotlight IV: Fund finance

By Emily Fuller, Deborah Low, Ellen McGinnis and Emma Russell, Haynes and Boone – If an investor in a private equity fund is subject to Shariah, or committed to making ESG investments, then such investor might seek to be excused from participating in certain investments that are non-compliant with its investment guidelines.