Investing Matters: Private Debt - Looking Through the Noise - Nicola Wealth


Investing Matters: Private Debt – Looking Through the Noise

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PostedOctober 1, 2021

Episode Summary

Private Debt is a newer asset class that grew out of the 2008 financial crisis and has grown quickly since. 

With all the noise surrounding private debt and working to demystify what this asset class is, Jurgen van Vuuren, Senior Director, Private Debt at Nicola Wealth joins host Ethan Astaneh. They discuss what this asset class is, the pitfalls and opportunities, and how Nicola Wealth as a firm approaches investing in this up-and-coming market. 

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Guest Bio

Jurgen van Vuuren

Jurgen is the Senior Director, pruvate Debt at Nicola Wealth. He joined Nicola Wealth in January 2020. Prior to joining the firm he spent six years at a major Canadian chartered bank as a Director in Leveraged Finance where he was primarily responsible for origination, structuring and execution of senior and mezzanine debt financings in support of mid-market leveraged buyouts and other event-based transactions across Western Canada and the United States.

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About The Host - Ethan Astaneh

Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals, and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including; retirement income planning, business succession, and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer. Ethan is also the host for the Lead Impact and Market Commentary segments of the Wealth Exchange podcast.

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