This was an extremely well attended webcast moderated by CISI National Advisory Council member Adele Spillane MCSI and featuring two asset experts, Natasha Sahi and Alan Coffey, both from Blackrock Alternative Investors.
Covering both the fundamental building blocks of the investment case and current trends in the sector, the session highlighted both the return benefits and lower risk attributes that inclusion of private assets can bring to a multi-asset investment portfolio.
Many of the trends underlying recent growth, such as the need for increased infrastructure investment globally, point to a continued need for private equity and private debt. While the speakers had a very clear global perspective, there was significant engagement “from the floor” on the relevance to the Irish pension market.
CISI members can log in to watch the webcast here.