An interesting recent piece of research by the ACC confirms are experience in hiring in the investment space for private debt. According to the findings, 68% of survey respondents plan to increase their lending in the SME/mid-market space, despite the sense that this core market is suffering from saturation. Distressed debt, real estate and asset-backed lending are among the other more popular growth strategies. This is certainly my experience given the amount of hiring I am doing in this space currently.