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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.

How much do you trust your lawyer?

Private equity sponsors are now designating lawyers for lenders, weakening protections for debt funds.

AIFMs expect regulatory arbitrage to increase in EU

Addressing differences in the way member states implement rules is likely to be a key part of AIFMD II.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Why this GP is pleased not to have UK exposure

The French market could stand to benefit from the UK’s troubles, Laurent Benard of Capzanine claims at our Capital Structure Forum.

Ability to innovate drives interest in first-time funds

Greater flexibility and higher returns were key reasons to back new fund managers, according to research by Intertrust.

Ex-ILPA chief Freire joins Star Mountain

Freire has been working with Star Mountain to align the firm with ILPA’s principles.

AIMA calls for grandfathering provision in Brexit talks

A large number of potential issues face firms when the UK leaves the EU which could lead to chaos if not tackled.

Trump’s tax bill examined for private debt

At first glance, the US government’s tax bill is business friendly. But for the private debt industry it is a double-edged blade.

US’s $1.3trn spending bill hikes BDC borrowing capacity

The new law doubles the amount of leverage BDCs can use.
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