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James Sellon
James Sellon
Jame is a Managing Partner of MASECO Private Wealth and is considered an expert in US/UK investments and has a deep understanding of the complexities that arise when advising US citizens with multiple tax reporting requirements.

james.sellon@masecopw.com

Back to opinions
July 10, 2016
James Sellon

Why I think we are in a unique position

As I sit here in mid-2016, I see a macro picture unlike any other in my career.  The conundrum facing CIOs and institutional investors is how to allocate in an environment of low to negative interest rates.  These low rates are a function of extraordinary easing of monetary conditions by global governments in a manner never seen before.

The future expected returns for asset classes are fundamentally different to the returns experienced over the last 30 years, as we have finished the steady move down of global interest rates.  Without this wind on one’s back, the historical returns are impossible to replicate.

With this backdrop, CIOs and institutional investors have to shake up their traditional asset allocation copy book.  They are nudging their allocation from the public to the private market in equity and debt.

There has to be a mind-set change amongst investors that most do not require 100% liquidity on their capital, 100% of the time. It is also perfectly reasonable to expect to earn an additional return for the give up in liquidity.

I believe that the private debt market is in its embryonic stages of development and parallels can be drawn to the disruption of the telecoms industry over the last 25 years and the development of the hedge fund space during the turn of the century. Casting our minds back 15 years, it took time for the market to categorise different hedge funds into sub-asset classes. It then took time to realise that these sub strategies could be recreated using low cost investment vehicles, to capture the beta that they were dressing up as alpha.

Currently the industry is searching for a name, is it Alternative Credit? Is it Direct Lending? Or could it be Private Debt?  No matter the name, I believe that asset class will become as mainstream as hedge funds are today. I believe that as a result of FinTech innovation, efficiencies will be drawn out of this asset class at breakneck speed.  What does this mean?  It means that there will not be Direct Lending fund managers buying up half of Mayfair, as happened in the early 2000’s, and instead those returns will be in their client’s hands.

The really interesting thing about investing in Alternative Credit is that different parts of the market are exposed to different macro risks.  What this means is that if one is careful in portfolio construction, one can really benefit from diversification.