April 26, 2017
In recent years, a tense interest rate environment has led many institutional investors to invest more of their assets in private debt. While attractive returns have made first lien syndicated corporate loans particularly popular, increasingly investors are exploring other categories within private debt.
Private debt allows institutional investors to provide credit to corporate borrowers, thus serving as an alternative to traditional capital markets.Along with the various categories, the positioning within the capital structure must also be taken into account. This is an important factor when determining the risk-return characteristics of private debt. In the context of total investments in nominal assets, we believe private debt continues to become more important. In the corporate sector, the market for both syndicated loans and direct lending has grown considerably in recent years.