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Private credit is usually viewed as an extension to existing fixed income allocations, serving as a potential income enhancer and diversifier. Often times, private credit refers to direct lending to small or medium-sized companies that cannot tap into public credit markets, but it also includes distressed and special situation markets.
Private credit may offer higher income than traditional fixed income (syndicated high yield or leveraged loans) markets. Companies may be stressed or in unique situations that prevent them from accessing traditional markets, meaning they are willing to pay a premium to access capital.
Private credit strategies can capitalize across the business cycle with a multifaceted deployment approach throughout periods of economic expansion, downturn and recovery.
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