Private Credit in a Portfolio

Use this calculator to see how adding an allocation to private credit in a typical balanced portfolio (60% equities, 40% fixed income and cash) can change the overall return profile and potentially result in improved risk-adjusted returns.


For Accredited Investors and Investment Advisors Only. This calculator is hypothetical and for illustrative purposes only. Actual portfolio results may differ and are subject to inherent limitations and risks. The hypothetical initial portfolio presented and hypothetical performance are not indicative of actual or future results. One cannot invest directly in an index.

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Source: Morningstar Research Inc. and Prequin. Data used for the calculation of the hypothetical Initial Portfolio and Private Equity Allocation shown above is updated on a quarterly basis and is based on the monthly historical index return data from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2020 (the “Period”). ©2021 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information, data, analyses and opinions contained herein (1) include the confidential and proprietary information of Morningstar, (2) may include, or be derived from, account information provided by your financial advisor which cannot be verified by Morningstar, (3) may not be copied or redistributed, (4) do not constitute investment advice offered by Morningstar, (5) are provided solely for informational purposes and therefore are not an offer to buy or sell a security, and (6) are not warranted to be correct, complete or accurate. Except as otherwise required by law, Morningstar shall not be responsible for any trading decisions, damages or other losses resulting from, or related to, this information, data, analyses or opinions or their use.

The hypothetical initial portfolio is based on the following asset class allocations, each represented by historical index performance for the period: 0% private credit allocation, 20% high yield bonds (Bloomberg Global High Yield Total Return Index USD), 20% investment grade bonds (Bloomberg Global Aggregate Total Return Index USD), 60% global equities (MSCI All Country World Gross Return Index USD).

The private credit allocation added to the initial portfolio is based on the PVT Debt Prequin Index. The allocations to bonds and equities are adjusted on a proportional basis relative to increases and decreases to the private equity allocation. All hypothetical returns are annualized since inception.

Hypothetical Performance:

The information presented from the Portfolio Allocation Tool are hypothetical in nature and presented for information purposes only. The tool demonstrates hypothetical performance results from increasing the weight of a private credit allocation relative to proportions of fixed income and equities. AGF Investments Inc. (“AGF”) does not guarantee the tool to be correct, complete or accurate. Actual performance results may vary significantly and the information presented should not be considered as investment advice nor as an offer to engage in any security transactions. We strongly recommend consulting with a professional advisor prior to making investment decisions.

Hypothetical performance information carries inherit risks and limitations and should not be considered as an indication or guarantee of future performance. Hypothetical performance does not consider the impact of financial and event risks and which cannot be captured in a simulated portfolio allocation. As there are no transactions involved in the portfolio allocation tool, certain risks related to the market and the liquidity of securities cannot be captured that will impact actual performance. There may be other risks involved that are not mentioned here which could cause the hypothetical performance to be overstated. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in an actual investment portfolio and has not been reflected in the portfolio allocation tool. Actual performance results may differ significantly from the results demonstrated in the portfolio allocation tool.

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