Opportunity knocks

Distressed debt

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Sovereign wealth funds may be making the headlines as saviours of struggling international banks, but banks, hedge funds and private equity firms have long been playing a similar role for smaller entities in Asia. And, following years of record-low default rates and generally tight credit spreads, such distressed debt and special situations investors envisage more buying opportunities emerging. But assets are cheap for a reason, and the challenge of assessing and managing the risks of investing

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