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Private Credit Outlook

Private credit markets have seen rapid growth in recent years as many institutional investors seek a broader opportunity set to increase returns in their fixed income portfolios. Consequently, private credit is enjoying a strong fundraising market. However, it appears that some fundamentals in private credit markets may be weakening. The increased interest in private credit […]

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Investing in Frontier Markets

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) used the term “frontier markets” for the first time in June 1996, when it announced that it would start publishing data on 14 frontier markets as part of its Emerging Markets Database. At that time, the IFC defined frontier markets as those that were investable, but less developed in terms […]

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Retirement income solutions in a DC world

In an environment where the primary source of retirement income is shifting from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans, retirees are now faced with a new decision: how much do I withdraw from my defined contribution accounts? Much attention has been paid by employers and regulators to the accumulation phase of a defined contribution […]

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Pavilion perspective: AIF Southwest Investor’s Forum

“This conference brought together some of the most influential institutional investors in the Southwest. I was impressed by the openness of the discussions and the insights provided by the panelists. Below are my thoughts on two sessions I found particularly interesting, and which demonstrate the challenges of infrastructure investments in our own backyard and how arriving […]

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Buyout Outlook

In the U.S. buyout market, median EBITDA multiples remain high even though there has been a notable decrease in deal flow. Additionally, the exit market has been slowing even faster than the deal flow market. Despite this, institutional investors continue to be very interested in private equity and, as a result, fundraising remains strong. A […]

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Energy and Infrasctructure outlook

Oil prices have enjoyed a steady recovery from their lows and are at a level where there are attractive investment opportunities in the energy private equity market. Even more promising is the evidence of increasing demand for oil. If the economic recovery continues and further increases demand, energy prices may well experience additional improvement. A […]

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From being encouraged to encouraging others – International Women’s Day

Raelan Lambert is Managing Director, Advisory Services with Pavilion Alternatives Group, LLC.  Raelan is based in Sacramento. Right place, right time:  I originally started my career at Goldman Sachs but stumbled upon private equity when my husband and I relocated to Sacramento, CA from New York City.  I found the opportunity at Pavilion through a […]

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