Alexander Alston, Macquarie Investment Management; David Ramroop, Just Group plc; Brendan Maton, IPE
The US private debt market is a large, mature market with the opportunity for investment grade quality debt. Ease of issuance and availability has attracted issuers globally, which can add significant geographic diversification to a portfolio. Name, sector, and structural diversification also can help make US private debt an important diversifier in an otherwise all-public bond portfolio. In addition to diversification benefits, the US private placement market offers a complement of structural protections along with several sources of yield enhancements.
The private placement market in the United States is dominated by life insurance companies, resulting in an investor base with similar investment needs and risk tolerance levels. In Europe, investors tend to be less homogenous and can include banks, asset managers, and insurers, among others. The diverse investor base tends to result in a market replete with deals lacking many of the characteristics sought by insurers.
In this webcast, Alexander Alston will discuss why US private placements can be appealing to European insurers, despite the increased prevalence of European markets. Also, David Ramroop, Head of Investments at Just Group, will discuss their approach to investing in private placements.
- Alexander Alston, CFA, Co-Head of Private Placements, Macquarie Investment Management
- David Ramroop, Head of Investments, Just Group plc
- Brendan Maton, IPE