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bloomberg.com March 13, 2018

Passive Bond Funds Rewarding Debt Danger Stability, Says BIS

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) sees rising debt issuance as potentially destabilizing for global markets, and points to a curious suspect, index funds. The BIS warned that borrowers may be tempted to ignore the interests of their bondholders and take on additional leverage to meet demand from index trackers, according to a report issued.
Read by 78% of LPs

bloomberg.com February 19, 2018

SoftBank's Plan Raises Doubts On $33B Bond Guarantees

Billionaire Masayoshi Son’s plan to list his cash-cow Japanese telecom business is raising concern among observers that the company might stop guaranteeing the debt of its parent SoftBank Group Corp., worsening the quality of its credit.
Read by 57% of LPs

bloomberg.com February 07, 2018

Global Debt May Contain Seeds Of Next Financial Crisis

A buildup of debt needs to be more closely monitored to ensure it doesn't spark the next financial crisis, according to former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King. "The areas of weakness in the current system are really focused on the amount of debt that exists, not just in the U.S. and U.K. but across the world," he said on Bloomberg Radio.
Read by 41% of LPs

pulsenews.co.kr August 22, 2017

South Korea Family Business Dynasty Feels The Heat

In a preemptive measure against tougher government regulation on unfair practices of large conglomerates, the family members of Korea's Hanwha Group have shed their combined 45 percent stake in IT solutions company Hanwha S&C.
Read by 36% of LPs

realestate.ipe.com August 14, 2017

San Bernardino County To Create $150M Account With Kayne Anderson

San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association is planning to invest $150 million in real estate, debt and infrastructure through Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.
Read by 44% of LPs

realestate.ipe.com August 10, 2017

UK Pension Funds Commit PS370M To Senior Real Estate Debt Fund

Four UK pension funds have committed £370 million to ICG-Longbow’s latest real estate debt fund.
Read by 42% of LPs

realestate.ipe.com August 09, 2017

Louisiana Teachers To Invest $400M In Real Estate

Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana is favouring value-add strategies and debt investments as it plans to invest up to $400 million in real estate over the next 12 months. Investment consultant Hamilton Lane has identified value-add and debt investments as offering the best opportunities for Louisiana Teachers.
Read by 65% of LPs

campdenfb.com June 23, 2017

Family Offices Raise Private Equity Impact Investments

A large portion of capital managed by fund managers making private equity impact investments is raised from family offices and high net worth individuals (HNWIs), new research finds. Up to 37% versus only 5% of the capital managed by private debt focused fund managers came from family offices and HNWIs, according to the seventh annual Impact Investor Survey 2017.
Read by 53% of LPs

prnewswire.com June 09, 2017

FS Investments Closes On Over $1.4B Of Middle Market Commitments In Q1

FS Investments, a leading alternative investment manager and the largest manager of business development companies (BDCs), announced that its BDC direct lending platform committed more than&nbsp;<span class="xn-money">$1.4 billion</span>&nbsp;in senior secured loans and other debt and equity financing to middle market companies in the first quarter of 2017. The directly originated investments supported seven new portfolio companies and provided financing to several existing portfolio companies during the quarter.
Read by 37% of LPs

ai-cio.com June 06, 2017

BT Mulls Asset Deal To Address Pension Debt

UK telecommunications company BT said in its most recent annual report that it was &ldquo;considering a number of options for funding the deficit&rdquo; of its &pound;50.1 billion ($64.3 billion) pension plan, which has grown to &pound;7.55 billion.
Read by 77% of LPs