Second in our “AssetTech” Series
By Romi Mahajan President Pepper
and Pulak Sinha, CEO Pepper
The Financial Services sector is every-changing and frenetic. As conditions change, markets change, as consumer behavior changes, markets change, and as new paths for ROI are created, markets change. That’s the name of the game in FinServ.
Couple this rapidity of change with the sheer size of the market and the results are epochal. One sliver of the market- the world of professional Asset Management- breaks the tape at $120 trillion AUM world-wide, a staggering number that exceeds global GDP. With a $120 trillion river running its course, even tributaries can be huge and powerful.
Enter the world of “private credit,” a fast-growing marketplace that now exceeds $1.5 trillion in investment with annualized deal-size in excess of $35 billion. As companies and other entities seek new sources of funding and as investors seek new forms of ROI generation and liquidity, the private credit market has burgeoned. New funds are minted daily.
For all investment types and asset classes, data is central to the story, but even more so with regard to non-public assets. Here, data and its connection to proprietary methodologies, valuation methods, and calculation is paramount. Further, ensuring that all parts of the organization are using the same data and the same methods to evaluate, value, invest, track, and report on deals is key to success. The lack of the proper platforms and controls is a sure-fire way to create internal friction and to slip-up in the marketplace. In private credit, data is the watchword.
As we mentioned before, private credit is a huge asset class, but very few companies build technology platforms and solutions specifically for this –and adjacent- industries. This is a huge miss in the technology industry as a whole. The private credit industry deserves better.
The data opportunity in this space is enormous. Even industry-watchers would have been challenged to notice the space even two years ago. Now it has emerged as a colossus. That’s why “AssetTech” – technology platforms that are innately and natively responsive to the needs of Asset Management- matters; the size and importance of the marketplace is unmatched.
The private credit data opportunity is real. We are eager to discuss it with you.