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Amundi on investing in post-Covid-19 European private debt markets: Focus on selection

By Thierry Valliere

Private debt markets have grown rapidly since the Great Financial Crisis, with global assets under management tripling from $275 billion in 2009 to more than $850 billion in 2019. The European market accounts for about a third of these assets.

The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact across private debt markets, with fundraising and deal making having been affected from early 2020. However, prospects are improving for 2021. As the peak of the crisis is probably behind us, this year, the focus will be on new opportunities which should be plentiful based on lower financing from banks that will leave the door open to private debt funds to cover issuers’ financing needs.

But what are the key trends and opportunities in the supply side and on the demand side in private debt this year? Download our Amundi Real Assets investment insights blue paper here to find out more.

Investing in private debt as a European investor?

Amundi’s interactive webinar, held in collaboration with Preqin and moderated by Olivier Paquier, head of business development at Amundi Real Assets, shed light on this complex and fast-growing asset class in Europe.

During the event, senior investment experts from Amundi and Preqin outlined the trends and key drivers in private debt today. They also went through the key success factors in the asset-class in a post-Covid environment as well as how ESG is playing an increasingly important role in their investment processes today.

Watch the replay above and here.

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