Our Story

Our Story

Founded in 2002, Alcentra is an international expert in credit management, private credit and structured credit strategies and one of the largest and longest-standing European credit and private debt managers. Across all its investment strategies the firm employs a disciplined, value-orientated approach to evaluating individual investments and constructing portfolios.

In 2022, Alcentra was acquired by Franklin Templeton and integrated with Benefit Street Partners (“BSP”). Together, the BSP-Alcentra platform is one of the largest alternative credit managers globally, with a multi-strategy approach targeting attractive opportunities in the global credit markets. The combined platform manages $76 billion in assets under management (AUM) and has expertise in Senior Secured Loans, Private Credit, Structured Credit, Special Situations, High Yield Bonds, Multi-Strategy Credit, and Commercial Real Estate.

We have a highly experienced global team global team of 443, with 168 investment professionals, who work across asset classes, business sectors and geographies, bringing significant expertise and a deep understanding of corporate debt to the firm’s strategies.

BSP-Alcentra is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Templeton) which is one of the world’s largest independent investment managers with $1.6 trillion in total assets under management.*

* Franklin Templeton AUM as of April 30, 2024.

Our Story

Our Values & Culture (Panels)

Our Values & Culture

For Our Business

For Our Business

  • We put our clients’ needs at the centre of our processes
  • We will design our processes and technology to make it easy for clients to engage with our services
  • We will create a culture that continually asks if we can do better
For each of us

For each of us

  • We will keep an open mind and adapt our thinking if it means improving what we do
  • We will go the extra mile, supporting each other to do great work
  • We will be professional, respectful and fun to work with
  • We will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to work every day
For clients

For clients

  • We will focus on the financial outcomes that matter to our clients
  • We will be their investment allies: working tirelessly to overcome their challenges
  • We will engage with their individual needs, responding with the right solution not just the easiest
  • We will elevate their experience by matching the right people, advice and expertise to their desired outcomes

Our Investors

Our Investors

We work with investors around the world to help them make the most of the market opportunities

Our clients gain access through a large range of investment funds and where required we can help them build a portfolio tailored to their own specific needs and requirements.

Pension Funds

38%

Banks

21%

Insurance

14%

Wealth Managers

10%

Government, Asset Managers and Other

17%

as of March 2024, %s refer to non-CLO AUM

Investor Base by Geography

Investor Base by Geography

North America

25%

North America

Europe

41%

Europe

Asia & Middle East

34%

Asia & Middle East

as of March 2024, %s refer to non-CLO AUM

AUM and Breakdown by Strategy

Liquid Credit

Direct Lending

Structured Credit

Special Situations

as of March 2024

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