Private Credit is a structural evolution, not risky business

Frank Danieli  |  MA Financial Group  |  21 February 2024

Private Credit has experienced tremendous growth, becoming a US$1.4 trillion asset class that is expected to scale to US$2.3 trillion by 2027. Despite 8% to 12% annualised returns, outpacing traditional fixed income and even exceeding long-run equity returns, some commentators argue that Private Credit represents emerging systemic risk. That is a fundamental misunderstanding of Private Credit. There are lending verticals where banks are not efficient capital providers or cannot lend economically, due to structural changes, regulation and changing prudential standards....

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