As 2020 comes to a close, we expect some key investment drivers to persist into next year. While our views speak to many different challenges confronting investors, including the poor bond yields on offer, the fate of US-China relations, and where to find growth, they are rooted in the belief that 2021 will be a year of healing for the global economy.
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.
Investors are facing a challenging period for earning what they spend and achieving adequate portfolio diversification. With most DM sovereign bond yields near or below zero, expected returns for bonds are at all-time lows and diversification qualities are constrained. In this edition of VantagePoint, we evaluate defense and diversification options to identify a modern approach to diversification in this low-yield era.
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Yes, because rising concentration reflects rising valuations for the largest stocks, which are likely to serve as a headwind to index returns. Further, the growing market share of these companies increases the potential for rising regulatory oversight.
Investors have predominantly relied on developed markets sovereign bonds for defense in balanced portfolios, but low rates have diminished their diversification characteristics.
Private investors and wealthy families face distinct portfolio management complexities. Our latest paper details how we build and manage portfolios to meet each private client’s long-term goals.
The virtual Private Investments Summit features a series of sessions where Cambridge Associates and industry thought leaders examine approaches to harnessing the long-term nature of private investments for program benefits while maintaining a consistent path through an ever evolving and volatile market environment. To view the session replays, visit the website link below.
Mary Pang, Head of the Global Private Client Practice, discusses the unique considerations families face when investing for the long term, how wealth owners think about creating legacies with their assets, and the role private clients are playing in navigating and effecting change by investing for social impact.
In the first episode of our Reshaping Industry audio series, we tackle the evolving landscape of racial equity investing, particularly in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and talk key steps that institutional investors can take to achieve racial equity goals within their portfolios.