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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.
At first glance, the US government’s tax bill is business friendly. But for the private debt industry it is a double-edged blade.
The new law doubles the amount of leverage BDCs can use.
Investors are concerned by regulation, but that has not stopped them from taking a bullish attitude towards the asset class.
Firms risk falling foul of tough new data laws that apply to anyone doing business in the EU.

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