Private Debt Intelligence – 11/12/2018

Strong Private Debt Performance Pushes Dry Powder to Record Highs


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Distressed debt has outperformed the other private debt strategies examined over the one-year horizon to December 2017, generating returns of 11%. Direct lending, however, has been the strongest strategy over the three- and five-year horizons, generating returns of 9.6% for the three years to December 2017 and returning over 10% in the five years to December 2017. Total private debt returned 12% in the one year to December 2017, 8% in the three years to the end of 2017 and 10% in the five-year horizon.