The Spotlight | Generali Investments

Credit Opportunities perspectives now and moving into a post Covid era - an interview with Simon Thorp, CIO UK at Aperture Investors

March 17, 2021 Generali Investments Season 1 Episode 7
The Spotlight | Generali Investments
Credit Opportunities perspectives now and moving into a post Covid era - an interview with Simon Thorp, CIO UK at Aperture Investors
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Please be aware that the content of this podcast is only for professional investors in Austria, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Italy and Luxembourg.

In this podcast, Simon Thorp, CIO UK at Aperture Investors and Fund Manager of the Aperture Credit Opportunities Strategy took some time to give us an overview on the Fund he manages, as well as his perspectives on credit opportunities at the moment, and as we move into a post-Covid era.


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Simon, you manage a long/short credit strategy, what makes your strategy attractive for investors and how is it managed? In other words, why Aperture Investments SICAV Credit Opportunities Fund?
Where does credit stand now and what are the main opportunities investors should look at? How are you planning to manage them in the fund?
What are the main risks of owning credit today and how are you planning to hedge them?