Credit & Alternatives

Pension funds are struggling to find secure and diversified sources of income. In its quantitative easing programmes, the ECB is hoovering up the kind of debt that pension funds and insurers wish to hold for regulatory purposes. Demand outweighs supply in obvious markets such as investment grade and infrastructure loans. Further quantitative easing expected from the ECB means there is little value in local sovereigns going forward.
      To avoid this predicament, investors can do one or a combination of the following: 
  • Search further into the world of alternative forms of credit such as loans or leasing for illiquidity premia.
  • Prepare for tougher times ahead  by employing strategies that exploit volatility and credit arbitrage, shorting or insurancelinked securities, which do not depend on bull markets to earn income.
  • Rely on manager skill to find the best opportunities in difficult markets.

Why Attend

This Breakfast Series looks in detail at the challenges and solutions to find investments that offer yields that are both secure and diversified.
     We will analyse and debate the following topics:
  • Absolute Return Bond Strategies
  • Multi-Sector Fixed Income
  • Multi-Asset Credit Strategies (MACS)
  • Private Placement
  • EM Corporates
  • Bank Loans
  • Smart Beta Fixed Income
  • Liquid Alternatives
  • Infrastructure Debt
  • High-Yield
  • Credit Arbitrage
  • Insurance-linked Securities (‘Catastrophe Bonds’)
  • Preferred Securities
  • Leasing
  • Senior Loans

The Cities


12 October


24 October


08 November


14 November


15 November