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Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.
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The Canadian pension has scaled up its credit operations in North America and Europe and is turning to China and India as part of a global expansion.
Howard Marks
Market participants are not thinking bullish but they’re still feeling pressure to act bullish, the Oaktree Capital co-chairman told the PDI New York Forum.
It’s all in the timing, or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has everyone talking.
The UK government has unveiled plans to unlock further investment into private equity and real estate by doubling the amount that local councils can allocate to limited partnerships.
Robin Hubbard, formerly an executive director with fundraising responsibility at real estate giant CBRE, has joined InfraRed Capital’s investor relations team to focus on real estate and infrastructure.
Amid a change of strategy at the firm, Umer Ahmad has moved on from global real estate services giant CBRE. Ahmad was appointed to the post of head of infrastructure in July last year.
As an asset class, infrastructure may one day be as big as real estate – assuming the latter doesn’t annex much of the former. Andy Thomson, editor of PERE's sister publication Infrastructure Investor, takes a closer look.
Alex Price, chief executive of real estate manager Palmer Capital, says his firm’s new UK solar park fund – which is aiming to raise £52m – could herald a trend of real estate funds targeting the renewable energy infrastructure space.
Partners Group, the Switzerland-based private markets investment manager, has continued its international expansion with the launch of a new office in Paris. The firm, which now has 15 offices in total around the world, has opened five of these offices since the beginning of last year.
A shift in strategy by pension funds worldwide means they now comprise around half of alternative asset managers' investor base, according to a recent survey. The survey also shows pensions’ already strong appetite for real estate continuing to grow as they seek to diversify away from equities.
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