BNP AM

The sustainable investor for a changing world

Private debt and real assets

BNP Paribas Asset Management’s track record in private markets dates back to 2005. Today, we boast a dedicated platform with over EUR 20 billion assets under management.

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 market 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

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

The platform draws on the expertise of 100 plus investment professionals located in Paris, London, New York and Amsterdam. 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 environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis across all our strategies.

Our strategies

We offer fully-customisable strategies across the risk/reward spectrum including corporate loans, real assets, structured finance, external fund solutions and credit.

To learn more, please contact us.

    ESG = Environmental, Social, Governance

    Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management, all data as of January 2022 unless otherwise stated

    Past performance or achievement is not indicative of current or future performance.
    • Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients. This document does not constitute investment advice.
    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 investment. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors, is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, to greater uncertainty because less information and/or less liquidity is available or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions). Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.
    • Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).
    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment risk: The lack of common or harmonised definitions and labels integrating ESG and sustainability criteria at EU level may result in different approaches by managers when setting ESG objectives. This also means that it may be difficult to compare strategies integrating ESG and sustainability criteria to the extent that the selection and weightings applied to select investments may be based on metrics that may share the same name but have different underlying meanings. In evaluating a security based on the ESG and sustainability criteria, the Investment Manager may also use data sources provided by external ESG research providers. Given the evolving nature of ESG, these data sources may for the time being be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable. Applying responsible business conduct standards in the investment process may lead to the exclusion of securities of certain issuers. Consequently, (the Sub-Fund's) performance may at times be better or worse than the performance of relatable funds that do not apply such standards.