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Private asset investments

Why private assets

With heightened geopolitical tensions and interest rates normalising, most traditional assets classes have suffered and may continue to. Against this backdrop, private assets could help to improve portfolio stability thanks to diversification benefits including generally lower correlation to public markets.

In addition, private markets allow for ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets and are well positioned to benefit from long-term growth trends such as energy transition, digitalisation, lifestyle changes and demographic shifts.

Our platform

BNP Paribas’ Private Assets platform combines the expertise of teams across BNP Paribas Group. It draws on their deep private markets networks and privileged access to the Bank’s financing franchises, their complementary skills in advising, originating, structuring and managing investments, and BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Sustainability Centre to ensure ESG integration to in-scope strategies.

Private Assets blends both direct investments and indirect management and advisory services. Through this, we can build and tailor high-quality solutions to meet clients’ investment goals.

Our solutions

We offer direct investment opportunities across a broad range of private asset segments including corporate assets, real assets, portfolio solutions such as credit risk sharing, and Dutch mortgages and consumer loans. We also provide fund of funds and dedicated advisory or management partnerships to Group entities and third-party clients.

To learn more, please see our private assets strategies or contact us.

      References

      [1] BNP Paribas Asset Management, April 2022

      Private assets are investment opportunities that are unavailable through public markets such as stock exchanges. They enable investors to directly profit from long-term investment themes and can provide access to specialist sectors or industries, such as infrastructure, real estate, private equity and other alternatives that are difficult to access through traditional means. Private assets do, however, require careful consideration, as they tend to have high minimum investment levels and may be complex and illiquid.
      Past performance or achievement is not indicative of current or future performance. Performances is calculated net of fees unless otherwise stated.
      • 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 material 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 outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.
      • 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.
      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.