Nobody Ever Got Fired for Buying Senior Credit

What you will learn

  • The important ways in which senior private credit can afford investors downside protection
  • How the returns of senior credit stack up relative to the leveraged loan index
  • Ways in which evergreen structures create differentiated access to senior private credit, delivering the potential for safety and yield.

“Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM,” is a saying that’s been floating around investor circles for decades. The now-legendary catchphrase has been used to imply that IBM was the ultimate safe bet for investors. Likewise, if private markets had a catchy sound bite today, it would have to be, “Nobody ever got fired for buying senior credit.” And there are several reasons for this, including:

  • Due to its floating rate nature, yields on senior credit increase as interest rates rise
  • Private credit has historically demonstrated resilience and consistent performance through up and down markets
  • The strategy has become more accessible than ever – and it could be just the answer many investors are looking for today
Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is one of the largest private markets investment firms globally, providing innovative solutions to institutional and private wealth investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for more than 30 years, the firm currently employs nearly 600 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hamilton Lane has $857 billion in assets under management and supervision, composed of over $112 billion in discretionary assets and over $744 billion in non-discretionary assets. Hamilton Lane specializes in building flexible investment programs that provide clients access to the full spectrum of private markets strategies, sectors and geographies.
* as of March 31, 2023

Ryan Jaggers
Managing Director, Business Development

Hamilton Lane
Seven Tower Bridge
110 Washington Street
Suite 1300
Conshohocken, PA 19428
+1 610 934 2222

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