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Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

The investor pushback that won’t change the world

There has been talk over the summer of investors seeking to challenge the balance of power in the leveraged loan market, but deal terms are proving hard to dismantle.

Fundraising exec Mancer leaves Ardian – exclusive

Yacine Mancer, credited with raising a substantial amount of capital from the Middle East, has departed the firm where he spent more than seven years.

Apocalypse now as no-deal Brexit looms

Private debt managers are being forced to consider the consequences of what once seemed unthinkable – the UK crashing out of the EU with no trade agreement.

There’s no such thing as a safe bet

Private debt return prospects look good, but LPs have concerns relating to risk and manager experience.

Debt funds make big advance in German mid-market

The country is embracing non-banks, with fund managers taking a 48% market share in the first half of this year according to a new survey.

The valuations shoe that no longer fits

European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.

‘We had no idea we were doing private debt’

He tells PDI how a firm viewed as a pioneer of private debt in Central and Eastern Europe came into the asset class almost by accident.

WATCH: Integrity at stake as GPs struggle with data science

Fund managers are not taking advantage of modern intelligence tools that would allow them to do more thorough underwriting, claims Matthias Kirchgaessner, an external adviser at Plexus Investments, at our Germany Forum.

The next wave of LP capital

Alternatives-loving sovereigns are taking a growing interest in private debt – as are central banks.

DOWNLOAD: Why CLOs are on the rise

Diversification, friendlier regulations and high barriers to entry are among the reasons these securitised products are becoming a bigger part of the private debt universe. View this short presentation to find out more.

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