Webinar: Exploring Private Credit
Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m. EST
While interest rates have risen from their historic lows, they remain incredibly low. Investors have been drawn to higher yielding fixed income instruments, especially private credit, in an effort to improve overall returns. Private credit is a catch-all term for fixed income that is not publicly traded and can include commercial mortgages, direct lending, infrastructure debt and real estate debt. While these instruments do provide access to a higher overall return (compared to public fixed income), they also often utilize leverage, with credit quality varying, depending on their place in the capital structure. How do investors determine which of these instruments makes sense for them? How should they think about leverage and credit quality? This session is designed to help investors navigate the private credit landscape, providing definitions and considerations for the four main investment categories.
Janet Rabovsky joined Ellement Consulting Group as a partner in Mar. 2016. Previously, Rabovsky held the position of director at Willis Towers Watson from 2001-2016, where she provided investment consulting advice for pension funds, endowments, foundations and other asset pools. In addition to consulting, Rabovsky was also a part of the global private equity, real asset and infrastructure research teams. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Rabovsky worked for the mutual fund company of a major chartered bank in Toronto where she was responsible for the development of a number of funds and portfolios, as well as spent three years at a semi-government organization in Melbourne, Victoria where she was responsible for a $2 billion global equity portfolio. Rabovsky spent five years in various finance, accounting and pension roles post-graduation. She has a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Toronto and a master of business administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Canadian Investment Review is Canada's leading forum for academics, institutional investors and industry practitioners to exchange ideas on the capital markets, investment and economic theory and the related sociology and demographics. To that end, it publishes articles that offer original ideas based on existing literature and brings new insight to relevant themes and practices within the institutional investment community.