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Family offices increasing investing in private debt
Other - DECEMBER 11, 2019

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Family offices increasing investing in private debt

by Andrea Zander

Private credit will continue to expand across both existing strategies and into new markets, according to new research carried out by The Alternative Credit Council (ACC) and global law firm Dechert for the ACC’s fifth annual Financing the Economy paper. The research draws together insights from 30 industry leaders and data from 60 firms managing close to $400 billion in private credit assets and identifies key trends that will define the future of private credit.

A total of 68 percent 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, real estate and asset-backed lending are among the other more popular growth strategies.

The European and U.S. markets continue to be the biggest sources of growth for private credit. Half of respondents expect to invest more capital in Europe, while 43 pe

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