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Private assets

With a team of over 100 investment professionals and the support of dedicated sustainability experts from BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Sustainability Centre, our Private Assets platform combines direct private asset management activities with indirect management and advisory services.

Why private assets

Over the last decade, private assets have risen to prominence in global allocations. Investors are turning to the asset class in search of an illiquidity premium and, given its generally lower correlation to public markets, portfolio diversification. Private markets also allow for ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG1) targets and can potentially help investors to capture long-term growth trends, often ahead of listed markets.

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Why us

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 integration2 to in-scope strategies.

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

Diversified Loan strategy

Investment philosophy 

We seek to provide true diversification versus large corporate and government credit exposure alongside sustainable alpha generation through:

  • Finding the right originators. We cast a wide net to find high-quality originators with a proven track record in loan sourcing, underwriting and servicing
  • Selecting the right loans. We seek to identify attractive loan investments by geography (e.g. country, MSA), borrower type (e.g. prime, near-prime, SME) and security interest (e.g. unsecured, secured, guaranteed)
  • Purchasing on the right terms. We source loans from approved originators in primary markets (e.g. direct lenders) or secondary markets (banks & direct lenders) with the flexibility to reallocate new purchases across originators in real-time

Investment process

Our Diversified Loan follows a conservative and prudent investment process, with a focus on identifying the strongest lenders and best loans to deliver stable returns through economic cycles. It includes:

  • Opportunity screening
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Investment terms
  • Risk management
  • Continuous benchmarking

Team and resources

Our Diversified Loan team is based in Amsterdam and led by Tonko Gast, 24 years of industry experience. The team is part of Dynamic Credit Group, which joined BNP Paribas Group in 2022.

The team has extensive experience in analysing and managing granular loan portfolios. They benefit from access to our wider Private Debt and Real Assets (PDRA) investment group, Sustainability Centre, Quantitative Research Group, Macro Research team and the wider BNP Paribas network.

We also provide fund of funds and dedicated advisory or management partnerships to Group entities and third-party clients.

To learn more, contact us.

[1] ESG = Environmental, Social and Governance.

[2] ESG assessments are based on BNP Paribas Asset Management’s proprietary methodology which integrates all three aspects of E, S & G.


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.

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Investing in emerging markets or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).

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