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In just a few years, direct lending has developed from a niche strategy to a major asset class. This remarkable growth has been fueled by strong investor demand and a growing private equity industry

30 October 2020 By James D Rocha

Investors are pondering hard on COVID-19’s impact on private real estate, what actions are advisable now and what their portfolio positioning should be going forward. We recommend the multifamily and industrial sectors as core assets in an institutional investor’s portfolio. These asset classes have lower ongoing capital needs, are well-positioned to provide rental growth and typically have bounced back quickly following downturns.

11 May 2020

In this paper, we discuss the role of alternative assets in liability aware portfolios. The COVID 19 pandemic has caused significant market turmoil, temporarily freezing some markets, such as real estate, whilst providing opportunities in the private and public credit markets. The long term strategic case for including alternative assets in liability aware portfolios has not changed; we would help clients think about a suitable entry point and appropriate implementation program.

12 May 2020 By Susan M Doyle, Andy Ashworth
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