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Private credit can offer distinct advantages in low-return environments, but it also spans a diverse range of strategies, each with their own distinctive risks. Depending on the strategy, private credit can minimize risk or maximize return, but comparing and implementing the various strategies requires thorough due diligence and expert knowledge of the space.
Our experienced private credit investment team works with each client to build a customized portfolio of investments across credit strategies, including direct lending, capital solutions, bank loans, high-yield bonds, and niche opportunities. Our broad coverage of credit-related senior and opportunistic strategies—along with our long-standing manager relationships—helps to provide our clients with access to best-in-class investments that may provide an attractive profile and premium yield in low-return environments.
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Community foundation assets have grown steadily over the years, accumulating a mix of endowment funds and funds with more expedient spend-down expectations. With the right expertise and attention, the endowment model can be applied to these complex, dynamic assets to differentiate the foundation and deliver on its mission.
Recent years have seen challenges for hedge funds and a shift toward low-fee passive and alternative risk premia (ARP) products in investor portfolios. In this paper, we investigate whether ARP and hedge funds are complementary or whether ARP funds are actually a viable replacement for hedge funds.