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Patrick Fear
Managing Director at AB Private Credit Investors


Patrick Fear joined AB in 2014 as a founding member and Managing Director of AB Private Credit Investors. He is a member of the investment committee and leads the team’s investments in digital infrastructure and services. Fear is also responsible for generalist sponsor originations across a variety of industries. He was previously a director with Barclays Private Credit Partners, where he held a similar role. Prior to that, Fear was a director with CapitalSource in the US and Europe. He was a founding member of the senior management team of CapitalSource Europe, responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring a $500 million portfolio of middle market mezzanine and other leveraged loans in a variety of industries. Before that, Fear was a vice president focused on M&A advisory at Robert W. Baird in London and Chicago. He began his career in transaction services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fear holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Agenda Sessions

  • Is non-sponsored lending more challenging and therefore a riskier investment?