Uncovering Private Credit Opportunities for Insurers
Loren Sageser, Managing Director - Private Credit Product Specialist, Nuveen
2021 was a banner year for private credit, with combined syndicated and direct loans setting a record of $228 billion. While this was partly driven by the unleashing of pent-up demand from issuers and investors, it can also be attributed to the virtues of the asset class highlighted through COVID-19: higher yields, better diversification and lower defaults (versus comparable public market asset classes). Will these benefits hold for 2022? What questions should insurers be asking as they consider allocations?