Podcast – The Unexplored Impact of Rising Rates on Private Markets

Amidst the backdrop of a prolonged period of elevated interest rates, it comes as no surprise that the U.S. bond market and the global macro economy are experiencing substantial impacts. However, another asset class is also facing the effects of the current environment: private equity. During this installment of The Wealth Enterprise Briefing podcast, WE Family Offices Managing Partner Michael Zeuner and Senior Investment Manager Matt Farrell, CAIA, shed light on the intricate ways in which rising interest rates are leaving their mark across various dimensions of the private markets.

Key topics addressed in this episode include:

  • Impact of Higher Rates on Private Markets: A comprehensive perspective on the influence of higher interest rates on private markets, specifically focusing on how distributions and returns are affected
  • How to Circumvent New Headwinds: The importance of resetting investor expectations and optimizing portfolios to navigate through the challenges posed by these new headwinds
  • The Evolving Role of NAV Lending: How net asset value (NAV) lending can help investors maneuver the growing complexities of the private markets
  • Growing Opportunities in the Space: Emerging opportunities within the private markets, particularly in private credit, as a response to the impact of higher base rates

If you have any questions about investing in private equity amid higher rates, please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming episode of The Wealth Enterprise Briefing, where we will explore the repercussions of the Federal Reserve’s current policy on hedge funds.