In this interview with Citywire, Paul Burgon shares his outlook on global financial markets where he discusses the appeal of real and alternative assets, the tailwinds supporting private debt, and the diversification benefits of including alternatives into multi-asset portfolios.

Paul emphasises the importance of idiosyncratic returns with low correlation to both equity and bond markets, calling out the appeal of assets which offer inflation protection and stable yield profiles.

On private debt specifically, he highlights the attractive risk-adjusted returns on offer, underscoring the importance of evaluating the sponsor, underlying credit characteristics, security, and covenants.

From recent developments in the PE secondaries market, to the attractiveness of infrastructure assets and the use of smart beta strategies, Paul delves deeply and broadly, into what is currently sparking his interest.

Paul’s comments appear alongside various other leading Australian capital allocators as part of Citywire’s Investment Beliefs showcase.

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