Alternatives

Increased regulations as a result of the Global Financial Crisis combined with low interest rates have contributed to the expanding opportunity for non-bank lending.

Private credit is one of the fastest growing categories of alternative investments and investor demand continues to grow as investors seek reliable streams of diversification and attractive returns.

 

Global Demand For Private Credit

Private Credit Infographic
Private Credit Infographic

1 Source: Preqin Global Private Debt Report 2019.
2 Source: AIMA Canada Handbook 2019: Report on the Canadian Alternative Investment Landscape.

 

AGF / SAF Partnership

In 2014 AGF established a relationship with SAF Group, a Canadian-based alternative capital provider with expertise constructing bespoke financial products across the capital structure, including secured credit and asset-backed loans. This included AGF acting as a cornerstone investor in Stream Asset Financial Management Limited Partnership.

In 2020 AGF and SAF Group announced an expanding partnership, bringing additional investment opportunities in private credit to our clients globally by leveraging the core competencies and expertise of each firm.

 

Disciplined Approach

Expertise & Scalability

Top-Tier Partnership

Our Solutions

Our private credit platform offers differentiated strategies that primarily target middle-market companies in North America with a focus on corporate credit and opportunistic credit.

  • Attractive Return Profile: Investments aim to provide investors with a respectable yield through various structures.
  • Downside Protection: Investments are generally backstopped by mission critical hard assets with significant residual value.
  • Further Upside Participation: Potential for upside participation through warrants, royalties, and equity consideration.
  • Established Track Record: SAF has generated attractive risk-adjusted returns across various industries.
  • Strong Tailwinds Support Continued Growth: Post financial crisis, regulations have reduced bank participation in the mid/lower-mid market potentially allowing for attractive credit returns to investors without taking undue additional risk.
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