Hymans Robertson On... Episode 64
Investment - Direct Lending, a Decade On
22 Jun 2022
In this episode of Hymans Robertson On... our host Ben Farmer presents the latest instalment in our Investment series and is joined by Penny Cochrane, Senior Investment Research Consultant, and James Greenwood, CEO of Permira Credit.
During the episode, we look back at how the Direct Lending market has evolved over the past decade, the state of play in the asset class today, and how things might develop over the coming years.
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Notes and Resources
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- Direct Lending: A Decade On
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- Introduction : (00:29)
- Key definitions: Private Debt vs Direct Lending : (01:41)
- Direct lending history lesson : (04:27)
- Direct lending performance and outlook : (08:12)
- Responsible Investment in Direct Lending : (14:15)
- “What do you know now?” quiz : (19:45)
- Summary and wrap up : (22:17)