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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.

Time to join the march of the robots

Private debt managers need to accelerate their take-up of new technologies to avoid becoming yesterday’s news.

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, says Matthias Kirchgaessner, an external adviser at Plexus Investments.

A bit of stress would do no harm

If the cycle is about to turn, it would not come as an unwelcome development to some investors.

WATCH: ‘Beware leverage deep in the structure’

Increased leverage deep in the capital structure will cause problems for those firms unable to fix problems, maintains GSO's Dwight Scott in this video shot at the PDI New York Forum.

WATCH: The asset class’s deepest concerns revealed

Leverage, pricing, yield and documentation were among the issues haunting delegates at our New York Forum, as discussed in this two-minute video.

DOWNLOAD: LPs fear hard Brexit in sentiment survey

Find out what LPs at PDI's recent New York Forum were thinking.

Danish RE debt firm eyes Swedish expansion

Kinnerton Credit Management has announced a first close of its fourth fund on around €130m and is including Southern Sweden in its investing mandate for the first time.

WATCH: ‘Distress will be driven by public markets’

But in the private market, there are concerns around EBITDA adjustments and capital structures. Watch this footage with Robert Thompson of UPS and Dwight Scott of GSO from our New York Forum.

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, says Matthias Kirchgaessner, an external adviser at Plexus Investments.

Rattner: ‘I worry about a trade war’

Inflationary pressures and deal structures are among the other things that the former Obama administration adviser thinks could derail the long recovery. We bring you the transcript from his Q&A with Churchill’s Randy Schwimmer at the PDI New York Forum.

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