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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.

Recruitment: Fishing in the same pool

Lorianne Burge, a consultant in the debt finance and structured finance team at London-based executive recruitment and search business Walker Hamill, says private debt, private equity and fintech firms are often going after the same talent.

Debt funds rise further in Germany

After notably increasing their market share in 2017, the early signs indicate that non-bank lenders are making even bigger strides this year.

Making an impact

A groundbreaking study reveals the scale of private debt impact investing, as well as its low volatility, lack of write-offs and diversification possibilities.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

Infrastructure debt: Six themes

Darryl Murphy, head of infrastructure debt at Aviva Investors, highlights six key themes characterising the global infrastructure debt market.

LPs still flocking to senior and distressed

The appetite for both strategies seen in 2017 continued into Q1 2018, according to our latest data. Most ongoing capital-raising is for junior debt, however.

WATCH: Will volatility trigger rush for the exit?

The central banks’ big experiment is set to unwind but, in this two-minute video, Andrew Jackson of Hermes says he’s optimistic about investor behaviour.

India: Capitalising on the trend to lend

India has a growing population of young entrepreneurs for whom banks are no longer the only providers of finance. Vik Mehrotra of Venus Capital discusses the rise of alternative lenders.
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Largest BDC platform is made official

FS Investments and KKR have closed the deal to create a new $18bn platform, wrapping together six BDCs.

Diversify or die

Most parts of the UK private debt market have not yet been badly hit by Brexit, but caution about its prospects may encourage the creation of more rounded portfolios. By Andy Thomson

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