Investing in diversified private credit means gaining access to the stable cash flows and contained volatility of a broad range of unlisted asset classes including infrastructure and commercial real estate debt, mid-market loans and loans to small and medium-sized businesses.
As we argue in our ‘Shooting the rapids’ Investment Outlook for 2022, we believe now is a good time to invest in private credit: Liquidity premiums offer attractive returns relative to expensive equities and low-return government bonds. At the same time, demand for financing has been rising amid a boom in mergers and acquisitions, and for energy and digital transition infrastructure.
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The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.
Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).
Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.