FIS Digital – November 2021

The evolution of fixed income and the role of private credit

This session explored how the private credit market has evolved, what it’s role in broad fixed income portfolios will be in the future and what return premium investors should expect as they move further out the risk spectrum.


Prior to joining SVP, Ranji Nagaswami was most recently chief executive and board director at Hirtle Callaghan & Co., a $20 billion+ outsourced chief investment officer platform serving endowments, foundations and ultra-high net worth families. She has held various leadership roles throughout her career, including as chief investment advisor to Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York and at AllianceBernstein where she rose over 10 years to serve as chief investment officer of the multi-asset and retail investment businesses. She started her career at UBS, where she became a co-head of the US fixed income division.

Nagaswami has served as trustee and member of several boards and investment committees, including the Yale University investment committee, UAW VEBA investment advisory council, and the Curtis Institute investment committee. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and also the founder and lead moderator of the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship program, designed to create a global network of enlightened leaders that use finance to advance society.

She graduated from Mumbai University with a Bachelors of Commerce, received her MBA from Yale University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. She is responsible for directing the bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium which challenges global investors on investment best practice and aims to place the responsibilities of investors in wider societal, and political contexts, as well as promote the long-term stability of markets and sustainable retirement incomes. She is the editor of, the online news and analysis site for the world’s largest institutional investors. White has been an investment journalist for more than 20 years and has edited industry journals including Investment & Technology, Investor Weekly and MasterFunds Quarterly. She was previously editorial director of InvestorInfo and has worked as a freelance journalist for the Australian Financial Review, CFO, Asset and Asia Asset Management. She has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney. She was previously a columnist for the Canadian publication, Corporate Knights, which is distributed by the Globe and Mail and The Washington Post. White is currently a fellow in the Finance Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. The two-year program consists of 22 fellows and seeks to develop the next generation of responsible, community-spirited leaders in the global finance industry.

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