Alternative credit: find the difference

Global expertise and experience in a wide range of private debt solutions

Discover the difference with UBS AM’s Alternative Credit platform. We invest across a wide range of alternative credit sectors, including syndicated loans, structured credit, direct lending, asset finance, working capital finance, opportunistic credit, and infrastructure debt. Our strategies and track records span multiple credit cycles.

Investors benefit from direct and indirect deal access across various structures with varying degrees of liquidity. We specialize in developing customized portfolios to meet clients’ specific objectives. Discover the power and difference of our four pillars of Alternative Credit.


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UBS’s four pillars of Alternative Credit

Credit Investments Group (“CIG”) is a leading credit platform specializing in upper middle market lending. With extensive scale, a global network, and an experienced team, CIG stands as one of the largest non-investment-grade credit managers in the US and Western Europe. With nearly 60 USD billion in AuM and a 25+ year track record, the team of senior investment professionals has experience through multiple credit cycles. Offering diverse credit strategies, access to upper middle market lending solutions across various risk-return profiles is provided.

O’Connor Capital Solutions (OCS) is a dedicated alternative credit capability, having deployed over $4bn of capital since 2015. Leveraging unique sourcing channels, including deal flow from UBS Wealth Management & UBS Investment Bank, OCS brings an 8+ year track record and has completed over 100+ transactions. Supported by an experienced team of 13, with co-founders accumulating a combined 40+ years of alternative credit expertise and 16+ years of partnership together.

Hedge Fund Solutions (HFS) offers customized capabilities to meet unique objectives, providing access to opportunistic investments, capacity-constrained and emerging managers. With over two decades of experience, and approx. 80% of AuM in custom mandates, solutions empower clients to navigate market cycles effectively.

Infrastructure Debt focuses on proprietary mid-market transactions in Europe, utilizing direct origination and structuring capabilities through a highly selective investing process. With a strong record of success, the team has invested over UER 1.7 billion in senior secured strategies across 40 financings. With over 80 years of combined experience, the seasoned investment team maintains strong relationships with European infrastructure funds, banks, and advisors, supported by the wider UBS franchise.

Our approach

Customized mandates

Experience in developing customized portfolios to meet clients’ specific objectives.

Investor access

A provider offering access across multiple structures with varying degrees of liquidity.

Proven strategies

A focus on income-orientated outcomes delivered across multiple vintages to open-ended strategies and through various credit cycles.

Dedicated teams

5 teams covering syndicated loans, structured credit, direct lending, asset finance, opportunistic credit, working capital finance, and infrastructure or managers engaged in those strategies.

Trending insights

The private credit landscape presents a wealth of opportunities for investors and borrowers alike. Thanks to our extensive experience in Alternative Credit, we believe that we can identify and seize opportunities to develop effective investment solutions for institutional and private investors. Explore the full story: read ourinsights, listen to our interviews and watch our webinars.

Healthy levels of dry powder in direct lending

Direct lenders still hold a sizable amount of dry powder and remain in a good position to take advantage of further bank retrenchment. Opportunities to deploy capital are plentiful and have increased following banking stress in the US.

Healthy dry powder levels suggest competition for markets share will continue

Source: Pitchbook 4Q22, October 2023

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