Recorded on 04/04/2023

Market Update with Jack Ablin & Doug Regan Featuring Cresset Partners’ Private Funds Group

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Recorded on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Listen to this market update to learn about current market trends and goals-based investing strategies to help insulate your portfolio.

The panel features Kevin O’Donnell and Elise Ablin from Cresset Partners’ Private Funds Group to discuss current and emerging market trends in private credit, with a special focus on how the recent banking failures are giving rise to additional opportunities within the asset class and how investors can take advantage.

Private credit is an “all-weather” asset class with consistent returns and downside management. This resilient solution provides: 1) stable current income and 2) higher potential returns with lower volatility versus traditional fixed income.

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About Elise Ablin

Elise Ablin is a Director in Cresset’s Private Funds Group. She manages Cresset’s platform for private credit investing in external funds, co-investments, and related opportunities, in partnership with leading third-party, private asset managers.

Prior to joining Cresset, Elise held various corporate underwriting and business development roles in BMO’s Commercial Bank after completing the bank’s commercial analyst development program.

Elise earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish from Rollins College. She currently resides in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood with her husband, Pat, and their miniature dachshund, Birdie.

About Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O’Donnell is Executive Managing Director and head of Cresset’s Private Funds Group, encompassing private equity, private credit, and venture capital. He leads Cresset’s platform for global private investing in external funds, co-investments, and related opportunities, in partnership with leading third-party private asset managers.

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience launching and scaling private market investment portfolios for large institutional investors, and leading high-performing teams to deliver strong returns and alpha across global private market portfolios. He most recently served as Head of Private Equity with the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, where he led an $80 billion global private markets investment program. Prior to that he was the Head of Private and Opportunistic Investments for Kaiser Permanente, where he created and implemented a $20 billion private market program


Elise Ablin

Elise Ablin

Director, Private Credit
Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell

Executive Managing Director

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