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There has been strong growth in investment in private credit markets. Opportunities in spaces such as real estate and structured specialty lending can prove attractive to investors, PIMCO senior vice-president

Asset owners seek diversification in distressed markets, but when considering tail hedging and offsetting portfolio positions, clients must consider cost, reliability, reactivity and upside potential, an expert panel has said.

Investors can prepare to rebalance in a quickly repricing market by using convertible bonds and credit default swaps, Cheyne Capital Management president and director of research Stuart Fiertz said.

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