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Alternative Credit Council launches Investor Manager Committee

The Alternative Credit Council (ACC) has launched its ‘Investor Manager Committee’, a practical peer group to facilitate the ACC’s work on key areas where market practice is still evolving and where solutions to shared commercial and operational issues would be beneficial. Additionally, it will support the ACC’s educational and advocacy efforts to broaden the understanding of private credit as an asset class.

The work of the committee will focus on the collection and analysis of private credit market data; ESG thought leadership and provision of practical support material;  and educational output supporting the understanding of key private credit strategies. As its first output, the committee will publish a private credit investor DDQ with a focus on ESG due diligence.  

The committee is comprised of representatives from 23 global investors and asset managers, led by Co-Chairs Erica Frontiero, Managing Director, Carlyle Global Credit, COO of Global Capital Markets and Head of Capital Solutions, The Carlyle Group; Elena Boeva, U.S. Chief Operating Officer, AFLAC Global Investments; Co-Vice-Chairs:Nathan Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Arcmont Asset Management; and Stephen McClelland, Director of Credit Strategies, Virginia Retirement System.

Jiří Krόl, Global Head of the Alternative Credit Council commented: 

“Many challenges facing the private credit industry impact both managers and investors in equal measure.  Both groups are key stakeholders in these evolving discussions, and we believe it is incumbent on the ACC to provide a platform for common engagement.  We look forward to working with the distinguished members of this group to remain at the forefront of supporting the growth of the private credit industry.”

Elena Boeva, U.S. Chief Operating Officer at AFLAC Global Investments said:

“After a decade of fast-paced growth, private credit performance during the worst of the pandemic has proven itself as a valuable driver for increased returns in institutional portfolios.  The ACC’s focus on private credit as an asset class and advancement of best practices in this market is an important step in recognizing the growing focus for both managers and investors.”  

Erica Frontiero, Managing Director of Carlyle Global Credit, COO of Global Capital Markets and Head of Capital Solutions at The Carlyle Group said:

“Private credit has been battle-tested through the pandemic and has moved from being an alternative, niche asset class to become a core part of any diversified portfolio.  The ACC is focused on providing a platform for both managers and investors to come together to support the sector’s continued institutionalization.”

Nathan Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Arcmont Asset Management said:

“Direct lending and private credit are now a well-established part of the investment spectrum, deserving of their own industry voice.  I’m delighted to work with the ACC in promoting the interests of both investors and managers in this increasingly important part of the market.”

Stephen McClelland, Director of Credit Strategies at the Virginia Retirement System commented:

“The private credit landscape has expanded tremendously in the past decade.  Working with the ACC and partnering with other long-time industry participants provides a tremendous opportunity for sharing ideas to promote responsible growth in the asset class.”

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