BNP AM

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Diversified Private Credit Strategy

Key features

A diversified portfolio of high-quality private credit and real assets

Ability to leverage a synthetic replication approach for enhanced liquidity

Impact investing with ESG embedded within the credit process

Investment philosophy 

Diversified private credit portfolios allow defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes to access private market assets including infrastructure projects, real estate projects and corporate entities – traditionally the preserve of banks.

We believe exposure to such assets can provide investors with several benefits:

  • A better match of liabilities than liquid strategies
  • Enhanced return potential beyond gilts and investment grade credit
  • Stable cashflows backed by high-quality collateral
  • Limited market exposure, lower default rates, improved overall portfolio sharpe ratios

In creating a diversified portfolio of secure income generating assets, diversification is of critical importance. Often idiosyncratic in nature, the underlying asset classes can diversify well against each other and traditional liquid components of portfolios, minimising tail risks.

Equally, a holistic multi-asset approach with active asset allocation can minimise timing risks and reduce the potential for opportunity costs that traditional static allocations often suffer from.

Investment process

Our Diversified Private Credit strategy follows a disciplined three-step process:

  • Solution structuring: determine risk/return profile, asset allocation and vehicle structure
  • Origination: originate and execute investment in eligible assets, incorporating quality, value and ESG considerations
  • Monitoring and review: ongoing portfolio and cash flow management, as well as an annual review

Our team and expertise

The day-to-day management of diversified private credit portfolios is the responsibility of our Multi Asset, Quantitative and Solutions (MAQS) team, a dedicated multi-asset investment team that combines the best of both our fundamental and quantitative expertise.

The MAQS team leverages our Private Debt and Real Assets (PDRA) investment group to access the underlying asset classes, namely global loans, SME loans, US mid-market loans, structured finance, infrastructure debt and commercial real estate debt.

PDRA, a team of over 50 investment professionals, has a long-term track record in the technical underwriting of private credit, with established networks of project sponsors offering sustainable origination, supplemented by proprietary BNP Paribas Group origination partners.

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    ESG: Environmental, Social and Governance

    Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. 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, the strategies described being in risk of capital loss. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.