TIP588: Lucrative Opportunities in Private Credit w/ Nelson Chu


On today’s episode, Clay is joined by Nelson Chu to do a deep dive on private credit. 

Nelson Chu is an experienced serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Percent, the modern credit marketplace. After witnessing the inefficiencies in the private credit markets, Nelson was inspired to transform this industry for the better and founded Percent in 2018.


00:00 - Intro.

02:25 - Why we may continue to see a decline in the use of the 60/40 portfolio.

06:56 - The state of credit markets today.

12:38 - How private credit fits into the bigger credit market picture.

13:16 - What has led to the massive growth of private credit since the great financial crisis.

17:22 - How a typical private credit deal is structured.

22:50 - Why companies utilize private credit in their capital structure.

26:05 - Current interest rates in a private credit deal.

26:26 - Default rates in private credit.

38:40 - How Percent is helping satisfy high demand in the private credit market.

41:23 - How to get diversified in private credit.

52:02 - The most important things to understand prior to investing in private credit.

Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.




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