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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.

How the Mittelstand grew to accept private debt

They may still have reservations, but mid-market German companies have travelled a long way towards acceptance of Anglo Saxon financing.

Germany targeted for downside protection

Some investors want more exposure to the country based on its economic strength and ability to withstand a downturn, delegates at the Germany Forum 2018 heard.

AFA’s ‘systematic build-up’

Mikael Huldt is head of alternative investments at AFA Insurance, the Stockholm-based insurance firm. He tells PDI about the origins of the organisation’s commitment to private debt and how it has evolved since.

Former TCW CEO to head fundraising at Investcorp

Heinrich Riehl will oversee fundraising and investor relations activities for his new firm’s credit management and alternative investment solutions businesses.

Nearly half of insurers want more private debt

A survey from Aviva Investors finds 42% of insurers planning an increase in their private corporate debt allocations over the next year.

Why distressed funds are being locked out

Borrowers are increasingly able to dictate their terms of engagement – and this includes who loans are assigned to.

WATCH: Why France is Europe’s surprise leader

SMEs and mid-market companies appear to be benefiting from President Macron’s reforms, says ICG’s Nick Brooks.

WATCH: Credit cycle has ‘a way to go’ in Europe

Market risks, on the other hand, are rising according to Nick Brooks, head of economic and investment research at ICG, in this two-minute video.

The multi-speed approach to beating the cycle

Rather than piling into distressed strategies based on a hunch about the cycle turning, LPs may be better off diversifying by type of manager.

Investor caution drives RM fund launch

RM Funds is launching an open-ended lower risk/return alternatives fund to cater to investor caution in the face of an increasingly challenging macro environment.

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