Credit outpaces private equity growth among industry giants

Investors poured capital into a wide range of private credit strategies last year, and a review of AUM figures of the largest alternative asset managers in the world reveals a new world order in alternative asset management. 

In our analysis of five firms -- KKR, Apollo, Blackstone, Carlyle and Ares -- we found that of the combined $2.3 trillion in AUM at year end 2021 approximately 43% was in credit strategies. Private equity assets account for a combined $714 billion at these top global firms, credit now accounts for $1 trillion. 

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Tim Everett

Tim Everett is a CFA has over 20 years investment experience at well-known mutual funds and hedge funds with an expertise in investor relations and business development. Previously, he was an institutional portfolio manager at K2 Advisors, a $10 billion fund of hedge funds owned by Franklin Templeton. During his tenure at K2 Advisors, Tim met regularly with bank financial advisors, high-net-worth clients and family offices in the U.S., London and Latin America.

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