Terracotta CEO Tingting Zhang was selected for PDI’s 2021 Women of Influence in Private Markets list

Dr. Zhang was one of 10 honorees featured in the private debt sector, with a focus on her pioneering of the use of data-driven insights to construct risk-resistant CRE credit portfolios and her commitment to building diversity within TerraCotta.
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Terracotta CEO Tingting Zhang sits down with PDI to discuss the current state of the private debt industry

Noting that, while the commercial real estate credit market has begun to embrace data and look to quantitative methodologies, the industry still has a long way to go.
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Weathering the economic climate: what are the risks in private credit?

“While we are not predicting a downturn, there is truly little room to go any higher”, says Tingting Zhang. What risks are private credit players facing in the current economic climate, amid an abundance of dry powder and a potential market downturn? Will private credit managers be able to weather the storm?
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‘We think of ourselves as cyborgs’: Why the future of investing may be half-human, half-machine

The trio featured in this edition of Human Capital — Tingting Zhang of TerraCotta Group, and Ian Picache and Sajjad Jaffer of Two Six Capital — are out not only to bust that myth, but to show that data is the most potent source of “edge” in the future of investing.
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Data-Driven Lending Emerges As Middle Market Differentiator

Data-driven real estate lending has the potential to overtake traditional lending practices in the middle market space thanks to advances in data science, transaction speed, and an increase in borrowers’ comfort levels with the lenders, according to Tingting Zhang.
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Private Equity Managers Take First Quant Steps

Private equity managers are edging into the use of quantitative techniques, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in the deals origination process. But pioneers have already built extensive internal systems to track and evaluate hundreds of data points in search of deals, such as TerraCotta Group, which uses quantitative tools to identify targets for its real estate direct lending business.
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