Private Debt: The Rise of an Asset Class

Growth of the private debt market matches the needs of yield-seeking institutional investors and companies looking for capital to grow.

By Alan Flanagan, Robert Wagstaff

September 2018

The fifth issue of BNY Mellon’s Race for Assets series explores how the growth of the private debt market has been nothing short of phenomenal over the last decade as it matches the needs of yield-seeking institutional investors and companies looking for capital to grow.

According to BNY Mellon, with traditional lenders cutting back their financing following the financial downturn, credit funds invested in the private debt markets have filled the vacuum to provide crucial financing to the real economy. In the fifth issue of The Race for Assets series, BNY Mellon investigates the drivers and investor demands.

Learn more by visiting BNY Mellon’s The Race for Assets series page.

Alan Flanagan
Global Head of Private Markets Solutions, Alternative Investment Services, BNY Mellon

Robert Wagstaff
Head of EMEA Business Development, Corporate Trust, BNY Mellon




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