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Private debt and real assets


Alternative investments span a broad range of non-traditional asset classes, such as private debt and real assets. Once seen as a niche area, they have risen to a place of prominence in many portfolios over the last decade, particularly in the ongoing search for yield. BNP Paribas Asset Management’s track record in the private debt and real assets space dates back to 2006, and today we boast a dedicated team of seasoned professionals that manage assets of over EUR 20 billion .  

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has an extensive track record in the alternatives space, extending back to 2006, and today boasts a dedicated team of over 50 professionals that manage around €9 billion of assets*.



Why private debt and real assets?

In today’s global investment environment where equities remain volatile and sovereign bond yields in low or negative territory, investors – in particular insurance companies and pension providers – have found meeting their investment goals challenging. Private debt and real asset investments can offer a solution.

With the help of a skilled and experienced investment manager, private debt and real assets can provide a number of benefits including:

  • A source of income
  • Portfolio diversification
  • Reduced volatility
  • ESG integration

Why us

Why us?

In 2017, we established our dedicated Private Debt and Real Assets (PDRA) platform, which was strengthened in 2021 by the acquisition of Dutch mortgage specialist Dynamic Credit Group1 and alternative multi-manager BNP Paribas Capital Partners in 2022.

The platform now draws on the expertise of 50 plus investment professionals located in Paris, London and New York to offer a broad range of strategies across the risk/reward spectrum. Team members have complementary skills in advising, originating and structuring investment opportunities. Together they manage over EUR 20 billion of assets.

Our PDRA platform benefits from a unique multi-channel origination model that leverages privileged access to BNP Paribas franchises, an independent credit process anchored in the collective work of specialist teams, and a strong focus on sustainability that embeds ESG analysis across all our strategies.


Our solutions

We offer fully-customisable solutions across three asset classes: corporate loans, real assets and structured finance.

Corporate loans

Real assets

Structured finance

  • Broadly syndicated loans
  • Middle market loans
  • Small and medium enterprise (SME) loans
  • Commercial real estate debt
  • Infrastructure debt
  • Real estate debt
  • Asset backed securities
  • Dutch residential mortgages

To learn more about how we can help you meet your investment goals, please speak to your client relationship manager.

Related insights:

1 The acquisition of Dynamic Credit Group is pending regulatory approval
ESG = Environmental, Social, Governance
Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management, all data as of January 2022 unless otherwise stated


The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.