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Private Debt Investors Targeting Emerging Markets in the Next 12 Months – October 2015

by Andre Bally

  • 28 Oct 2015
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Preqin’s Private Debt Online service currently tracks 160 private debt investors that have stated a preference for emerging markets and 119 investors that will actively target emerging markets-focused private debt funds in the next 12 months. This blog will break down those investors by type and fund strategy preferences.

Of the investors targeting emerging markets-focused private debt funds in the next 12 months, public pension funds account for the largest proportion at 20%, followed by asset managers and private sector pension funds, as shown in the chart above.

Mezzanine and distressed debt funds are the most favoured strategies among those investors targeting investment in emerging markets over the next 12 months, each targeted by 27% of the investor pool respectively; direct lending follows with 24%. Special situations funds have attracted the attention of 18% of investors looking to invest in emerging markets-focused private debt funds over the next 12 months.

Emerging markets as a geographic focus for investment is gaining traction among investors, not unlike the private debt asset class as a whole, which has proven to be a growing preference of investors seeking an alternative to fixed income.

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