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SuperReturn Private Credit Europe
10 - 11 March 2025
Royal Lancaster London

Joe Abrams
Partner at Mercer


Joe is a Partner within Mercer’s Investments business, and Head of Private Debt, Europe, managing a team of investment professionals specialised in researching and investing in Private Debt. Joe is a member of Mercer’s Private Debt Investment Committee, Private Debt Rating Review Committee, and more broadly supports the delivery of strategic research, advice and implementation across Mercer’s global Investments business, with a focus on credit.

Joe has worked with a diverse array of institutional investors across the advisory and discretionary continuum; advising on the merits of building private credit allocations to suit varied risk and return objectives, whilst harnessing the heterogenous nature of the asset class. Joe regularly represents Mercer’s views externally at conferences, forums, social media and via publications/white papers, and has gained industry recognition for innovative credit-oriented solutions.

Prior to moving into the Private Debt team, Joe led Mercer’s research efforts in (liquid) Global Credit, Absolute Return Fixed Income/Unconstrained Bonds, Secured Finance, and was a member of Mercer’s Strategic Research Group. Joe began his career as a broker for ADM Investor Services in 2007, trading a wide variety of equity, interest rate and FX derivatives. Following this Joe spent time as an equity analyst for an asset management firm based in Jersey working on an options-based equity strategy. Joe joined Mercer in 2010.

Joe holds a BA Hons in Management Studies from Nottingham University, and a MSc in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School. He is also a CFA Charterholder, a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and is a Chartered Manager and Member of the CMI.

Agenda Sessions

  • LP perspectives: the search for the best value