BNP Paribas Notes Potential for Alternative Credit Investments

Stéphane Blanchoz from BNP Paribas says market factors should help increase investment in alternative credit and specifically non-bank lending; bank disintermediation, regulatory support from policymakers, volatile fixed income markets, a low interest rate environment, and significant differentiation between fixed income and equity returns are all near-term factors increasing investment interest in non-bank lending investments; Blanchoz expects these factors to attract both retail and institutional investors with SME credit investments emerging as a leading investment.  Source