Private equity is taking over the lending ranks from the banks, says Lonsec analyst Ron Mehmet. As volatility tapers off again, demand for alternative fixed income yield in Australia is making alternative avenues more and more attractive.
The world’s ability to manage Covid-19 will progressively improve over time, says Mark Delaney, the CIO of Australia’s largest superannuation fund, and the economic recovery has so far been faster than with other major recessions.
MLC has been dialing up its exposure to private equity over the past 12 months, something the group's CIO Jonathan Armitage expects will continue as the market dislocation throws up more opportunities to diversify away from public markets.
Large family offices are trending towards private equity for diversification, access to what they perceive as value investments and an underlying passion for off-market deals that UBS says is "in their blood".