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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.

DOWNLOAD: Goldman leaps to the top of the PDI 50

The US giant has knocked Lone Star off its perch in a year in which the cumulative capital accounted for by private debt's biggest fundraisers was almost double the 2014 total. Check out our interactive guide to the PDI 50.

Why pension confidence in Europe is frayed

Europe’s pension plans see a big future for alternative credit, but faith is weak in their home region and strategies are being revised as a result.

DOWNLOAD: Goldman leaps to the top of the PDI 50

The US giant has knocked Lone Star off its perch in a year in which the cumulative capital accounted for by private debt's biggest fundraisers was almost double the 2014 total. Check out our interactive guide to the PDI 50.

2018 awards: It’s time to vote!

Yes, it’s upon us again. Take the opportunity to choose the best-in class in 45 different categories, reflecting a broad spectrum of private debt activity.

Why private debt’s pockets are far from bulging

A new study shows the asset class’s fund managers have levels of dry powder below the long-term average. Andy Thomson reports

The family office intent on avoiding the ‘greedy’ managers

While happy with short-duration debt, and now considering longer-duration strategies, Blu Family Office’s Tom Tardif is not impressed with some funds’ low deployment rates.

What happens when private equity deals dry up?

Larger private debt managers have never had it so good, but possible over-reliance on the PE market may leave some regretting their neglect of the non-sponsored opportunity.

Latest AnaCap credit fund reaches €600m – exclusive

The credit opportunities vehicle, which was launched in the summer, is aiming for around €750m in total.

There are bargains to be had in private debt

Fees charged by managers have been falling steadily, but LPs hoping to strike even tougher deals may be in luck.

Distress could help funds take another slice of the banking pie

The next downturn could bring opportunities for the private debt universe to expand, as the traditional finance providers offload portfolios.

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